LANSING Michigan— Lansing police officers will not respond in-person to most property and financial crimes until further notice due to COVID-19.
In order to protect officers and community members during the COVID-19 outbreak, LPD will not respond in-person to take reports on the following crimes:
- Larceny, malicious destruction of property and retail frauds with no suspect or evidence, or where the value is under $1,000
- Attempted breaking and entering of unoccupied buildings, including garages and foreclosed houses
- Identification thefts where the victim was not financially harmed or the financial institution has reimbursed the victim for the loss
- Fraud of unauthorized credit card use when the venue of the crime is outside Lansing
- Harassing communications
- Lost property
Dispatch will direct the community to complete property crime reports online, using the LPD application or by telephone. All crimes will still be investigated.
Police will still respond in-person to all calls involving violent crime.
Lansing Police Department released a new application where community members can submit tips and receive crime alerts. It also allows people to file a police report.
Lansing Police Department released a new application where community members can submit tips and receive crime alerts. It also allows people to file a police report. (Photo: Courtesy of Lansing Police Department)
The LPD application can be found in the app store by searching "Lansing Police." The app gives crime alerts, event notices and allows the community to submit real time tips. Users can also chat anonymously with an LPD employee.
Residents can also use the Lansing Connect application to report non-emergency issues to city officials. Reports on disabled vehicles, parking complaints, trash complaints, streets and traffic and pedestrian signals can be submitted there.