West Lafayette Police Department

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The West Lafayette Police Department is a full-service municipal police department serving a community comprised of over forty-two thousand year round residents and a forty thousand Big Ten university student population

The police department has a staff of 84 employees, including 50 sworn officers whose mission is to protect and serve the community and provide a myriad of other police services. The police department places strong emphasis on crime deterrence through highly visible patrols including foot patrol, bicycle patrol as well as motorcycle patrol.  A very strong emphasis is placed on education pertaining to crime prevention, traffic safety, drug and alcohol abuse, and child safety programs at all school levels and in presentations and programs to business and civic organizations.

We are dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community in which we work and live. We are committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values.

The highly trained, dedicated professionals of the West Lafayette Police Department work closely with all area police departments in cooperative crime presentation programs and joint training exercises to ensure consistent, well-coordinated police service throughout the Greater Lafayette Community. The high standards attained by the West Lafayette Police Department are a major contributing factor in the excellent quality of life enjoyed by the citizens of West Lafayette.

**Please note that we are experiencing difficulties with our parking and appeals customer portal.  If you would like to purchase a permit or appeal a citation, please contact our Police Department, Records Division at 765-775-5210 or come in between the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.  We are located at 711 W. Navajo, West Lafayette, IN 47906.  Thank you!

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  • 2018 October Calls for Service
    During the month of October the police department responded to 3075 calls for service.
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    Statistics were gathered from November 2, 2019 at 7:00pm to November 4, 2018 at 7:00pm. During this time frame, officers took 253 calls for service and arrested 4 people.
  • Purdue vs Ohio State Weekend Statistics
    Statistics were gathered from October 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. During this time frame, officers took 310 calls for service and arrested 8 people.
  • 2018 September Calls for Service
    During the month of September the police department responded to 3,157 calls for service.
  • Purdue vs Boston College Weekend Statistics
    Statistics were gathered from September 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to September 23, 2018 at 7:00p.m. During this time frame, officers took 241 calls for service and arrested 5 people.

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Jason Dombkowski, Chief of Police
Jason Dombkowski
West Lafayette Police Department (more)
711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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