The Town of Lake Placid is located in Highlands County, Florida about 80 miles South of Orlando. The town has a population of approaximately 2,300 with over 400 registered businesses inside the town's limits. Within the town's limits are six schools - there are three private schools, a public high school, a public middle school and a public elementary school. The town is a "hub" for the surrounding greater Lake Placid area which numbers about 25,000, depending on the time of year. The next closest town is Sebring, 10 miles North on US Highway 27.
In 1995 the
Town of Lake Placid acquired the current police department building from
Highlands County. Up until that point the building housed
the county library extension. The philosophy of
community policing works best when the police are an integrated part of
the community, and the new building's central location gave the
department an excellent start at building a department based on
community policing concepts. The police department is
located at the corner of Interlake Boulevard and Oak Street in downtown
LAKE PLACID TOWN MARSHALL TOM
1929 - 1946
Town Marshal Bozeman's legacy is featured on a mural on Interlake Boulevard. In September 1931 Marshal Bozeman foiled a bank robbery in the town.
LAKE PLACID TOWN
1947 - 1949
Lake Placid Police Chief
Charles Williams 1960's
NOT PICTURED - LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF H.L. BISHOP 1950 - 1960
Chief Bishop later had a park on Lake June Point named after him. The park is an attraction to boaters, swimmers and picnics.
LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF
MYLES MILLER 1972 - 1979
LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF RUSSELL
HARTSFIELD 1979 - 1988
|LAKE PLACID POLICE
CHIEF JERRY PENDARVIS
1988 - 2000
Jerry was named Chief after serving with the police department a short time. A park behind the police department was named after Jerry. Jerry is still active in the community at the Lake Placid Historical Society.
|LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF GEORGE
BOUCHER 2000 - 2001
George served as Interim Police Chief for one year.
|LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF PHIL
WILLIAMS 2001 - 2013
Chief Williams retired from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office to take the police chief job in Lake Placid. Chief Williams was promoted to the town's city administrator post in February 2013.
|LAKE PLACID POLICE CHIEF
2013 - PRESENT