Lafayette Police Vehicle


900 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502
Phone: 337-291-8600



The Lafayette Police Department has come a long way in the last ten years in recognizing the needs of our community. We now know that law enforcement alone will not bring about an improved quality of life. It takes the involvement of the people in our community working with the police department to help remedy those problems that fester and eventually become serious. Through the dedicated involvement of the Police Department, and the people of Lafayette, we are working toward a community where all citizens are afforded the opportunity to enjoy an acceptable quality of life.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Lafayette Police Department is to provide a staff of civilian employees and police officers who work to enhance the quality of life in Lafayette by enforcing laws, protecting citizens and property, and preserving peace. We aim to complete this mission by working closely with community partners, adequately training our staff, and developing innovative ways to reduce crime and fear of potential crimes.

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Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation. 

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