Welcome to the

Lake Placid Police Department

8 North Oak Avenue
Lake Placid Florida 33852
TELEPHONE 863-699-3757
  HOURS 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
   Monday through Friday

The Lake Placid Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety service for our community. We strive to protect lives and property through proactive patrolling, and educating the public in crime prevention techniques. Our members have Compassion, Enforce Justice, and Promote Quality of Life.

Mission Statement: Prevent Crime, Enhance Public Safety

Values: Professionalism, Accountability, Honesty and Pride

"We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work, and play in our community."


7:50 AM - 2:10 PM
8:12AM - 3:05 PM



Next CPR CLASS                                            FIRST AID CLASS

                  June 17th, 2015 at 5:30pm
               July 15th, 2015 at 5:30 pm
                August 18th, 2015 at 5:30 pm
                     Please Register For Classes At The Police Department  

This is a basic self-defense class designed to teach you some very basic ways and ideas to defend yourself. Please come prepared to get involved in some light physical activities. The class is one night only, unless you want to participate in more. So, you only have to pick one class.

To sign up, please contact the police department. Please sign up prior to the scheduled class. 

There is no cost for the class, however, donations are accepted. The donations go towards purchasing items for LPPD officers that our normal operating budget does not afford. The donation fund has purchased On-body officer cameras, body armor, and many other items. Any questions or comments can be directed to me here via messenger, or call
863-699-3757, or lakeplacidchief@gmail.com

Thank you in advance.
 Chief James Fansler


      To Be Scheduled- Beginning at 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn Express



"Do The Right Thing Program”fjukfyjmryu,


The Lake Placid Police Department and Seacoast Bank will soon begin recognizing youth in our community for their distinguished and exemplary behavior.


Nowadays, so much emphasis is placed on what kids do wrong, that the Lake Placid Police Department and Seacoast Bank  thought it was time to start acknowledging what kids do right. The program is designed to positively impact the youth of our area by publicly recognizing children who distinguish themselves through their behavior and by establishing them as role models for their peers. 


"Do the Right Thing" was started by the Miami Police Department and is now enjoying full success with programs all over the United States, England and Germany. The "Do the Right Thing" program has earned accolades from numerous organizations. The program has touched the lives of thousands of students, with the potential of reaching thousands more in the coming years.

 How the Program Works
Each month, children from the
Lake Placid area in grades K-12, on the basis of their exemplary behavior/attitude, will be nominated by police officers, teachers, and the public, for the Do The Right Thing Award. One student will be honored during a monthly Lake Placid Town Council meeting. In order to reach as many children as possible and reinforce their positive behavior, the monthly honoree will receive a plaque, an incentive prize package, and recognition in local news papers for doing the right thing.   

Program Goals
There are five main goals of Lake Placid’s Do The Right Thing Program.

1.               To build self-esteem in our youth by reinforcing socially desirable behavior.

                                                   2.               To foster positive relations between the police and students by building    bridges of trust, understanding, and civic responsibility.

                                         3.               To allow residents of the Town of Lake Placid  to see the positive actions of our young citizens and demonstrate that “good kids” are newsworthy.

4.               To allow the community to publicly thank our youth for their achievements.

                     5.               To build character-instilling a want to do the right thing even when no one    is looking.  

Do The Right Thing is a community-wide initiative, bringing together police, businesses, media, community groups and schools. Do The Right Thing emphasizes positive traits like courage, peace, service and integrity. Displaying good character is the sole criteria for a child’s nomination- judges choose winners based on traits which exhibit positive behavior. 

Nominees May Have…

·   turned in something that was lost    ·  helped a friend who was struggling

·    shown concern for their environment     ·  helped keep their school safe

·      volunteered their time to their community     helped the police solve a crime

·   Improved grades and school/home behavior.     ·  Overcome personal challenges 

If you know of a student that resides or attends any school in Lake Placid who is deserving of the Do The Right Thing award, based on his or her outstanding actions and attitudes, please complete and send in the Do The Right Thing nomination form. Give our youth the recognition they deserve! 

School staff members and School Resource Officers typically nominate students whose positive actions come to their attention, but anyone can nominate a child. 

A volunteer committee will review the nominations and selects finalists on a monthly basis. The student is then honored at a monthly Town of
Lake Placid Council meeting where they will be recognized for their actions and presented with a plaque, and a small prize package.

At the end of the year, an overall winner will be selected from the finalists and receive a monetary award from Seacoast Bank.


pdf/Do The Right Thing Program.pdf

Community Sponsor of the "Do the Right Thing" Program

Dominos Pizza


Dunkin Donuts

Cow Pies

Blueberry Patch

Sunshine Dentistry

If you would like to be a sponor, please contact Chief Fansler at lakeplacidchief@gmail.com or call 863-699-3757








Patch Requests

Each patch cost $10. Click on the Patch Requests link above to email a request to receive a patch.

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    In Memory of All Fallen Law Enforcement and American Soldiers


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