Public Safety Communications


Public Safety Communications

Emergency Number: 911

Non-emergency Communications Center:  317-545-7575

The Lawrence Public Safety Communications Center is a 24-hour, full-service agency that dispatches police, fire and EMS services. Melanie Castile is the Director of Communications.

Lawrence Public Safety Communications is currently allocated for 15 full time and 3 part time Telecommunicators. The 911 Center received 81,647 incoming calls in 2023. 

Vacation checks

Going away? The Lawrence Police Department will dispatch officers to watch the exterior of your home when you will be gone for more than three days. Call Lawrence Public Safety Communications at 317-545-7575 to make a request for this assistance.

National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. National Telecommunicators Week brings celebration, honor, and publicity focused on the otherwise unsung hero on the other end of the line. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the important role of the 911 Telecommunicator as the first, first responder. The City of Lawrence values its telecommunicators and the invaluable service they provide this community.

Alarm Permits

Please note, your annual alarm permit may be purchased through Cry Wolf, a Detroit, Michigan firm. Contact information for Cry Wolf includes: the phone number for Cry Wolf is 877-665-2985 or you may email at lawrencein@publicsafetycorp.com. LPD partners with Cry Wolf to reduce false alarm calls to the police department and to lower costs for the city and its citizens. If you would like to speak with an LPD representative, call 317-549-6404 for assistance with this system.

National Sex Offender Registry

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana: 317-262-TIPS (8477)

Dead Animal Removal: https://www.indy.gov/activity/dead-animal-removal