LAKE PLACID POLICE
A PROUD HERITAGE
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Town of Lake Placid is located in Highlands County, Florida about 80 miles South of Orlando. The town's population is about 1,900 with approximately 300 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, about 10 miles North.
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.
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Lake Placid's Police Chiefs
The Lake Placid Police Department employees 8 full time sworn officers, seven reserve officers, two civilians, and two school crossing guards. In addition to its full-time staff the department's organizational policies allows for service from citizens who wish to serve as volunteers, as auxiliary officers, as auxiliary office staff, or in some paid part-time positions such as school crossing guards.
The following police related personnel may be reached by telephone or email.
Section 668.6076, F.S., enacted by the 2006 Legislature, requires that any agency as defined in s. 119.011(1), F.S., or legislative entity that operates a website and uses electronic mail must post the following statement in a conspicuous location on its website: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Secretary Gloria Pettis (middle) received the Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Award on April 22, 2009 at a lunch ceremony. Gloria is a lifetime Lake Placid Police employee who knows the community well and is current with many office skills needed to serve police needs.
Lake Placid Police Officer Mostyn Mullins was presented a Lake Placid Police Officer of the Year Award for 2008 by the Lake Placid American Legion Post 25.