Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I obtain a copy of a report?
Reports are usually ready within 72 hours of incident, and they can be picked-up at 900 East University, the police department.
- How can I start a Neighborhood Watch Program for my community?
By simply calling the Public Affairs Section of the department at (337) 291-8617, to request a starter packet pertaining information about the program.
- How can I contact an officer for non-emergency issues?
By simply calling (337) 291-8600, and leave a message with the receptionist.
- How can I seek employment with the Lafayette Police Department?
All employment request are made through the departments recruiter at (337) 291-8663.
- How can I obtain crime data information concerning Lafayette?
One should contact the Public Affairs Section at (337) 291-8617.
- How should I contact the police for non-emergency situations?
All calls for police related matters should be made through 911.
- If I'm involved in a traffic crash when should I move my vehicle off the roadway?
Only when there are no injuries and there is no serious damage to the vehicles involved.
- What should I do if a vehicle is reckless and out of control on the roadway?
Make sure you're at a safe distance from the vehicle, call 911 and give a description of the vehicle, driver along with the license plate information.
- How can I file a complaint against and employee of the police department?
You may come in, 900 East University, or call the department's Watch Commander at (377) 291-8600 to file complaints.
- How can a citizen participate in the Ride-Along-Program?
By simply contacting the Public Affairs Section of the department at (337) 291-8617 for an appointment to complete the necessary paperwork.