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Welcome to the Lake Havasu City Police Department. We have the privilege of presenting the programs and accomplishments of the department and the many members that dedicated themselves to make our community a safe and crime free place to live and work. We continue to strive to provide the highest quality of police services available. As stated in the department mission statement we are committed to ensuring a safe and secure community.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department was founded in July of 1979 and in a relatively short period of time has grown to become one of the leaders in progressive police services in the state of Arizona. Lake Havasu City Police Department employees possess strong values that emphasize ethical behavior, principled decision making and unparalleled commitment to the community.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is committed to the concept of Community Oriented Policing and has incorporated this concept into every facet of operation. Community Oriented Policing has many varied definitions but is generally considered a philosophy that promotes proactive community partnerships to address the root cause of crime and fear as well as other community and police problems. The hope is that by using this method, the underlying problem will be eliminated or reduced to the point that citizens are satisfied and the police will not have to return. One of the cornerstones of our community policing effort is the Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is not only the eyes and ears of a neighborhood, but a process by which neighbors can develop relationships and become a partner in the crime fighting efforts.

As one of the newer police departments in the State of Arizona, we are a young, expanding police department where opportunity abounds. If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, we welcome you to consider joining our department. Standards are high, but the rewards of serving a growing community in a professional organization are many.

Please review the various programs that are part of this site and if you have comments or questions, I encourage you to contact us or leave us a message.

We hope you find our web site useful and informative. As special topics or problems arise we will make that information available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I look forward to working together to create a safe and secure environment for the citizens and guests of Lake Havasu City.

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Ensure a safe and secure community

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To be recognized as a leader in the law enforcement profession

PRINCIPLES

Each member of the organization is committed to professionalism and to the following principles in carrying forth the mission of the Lake Havasu City Police Department:

  • Integrity as a foundation for all actions
  • Partnerships with our community
  • Dedication to our community and the organization
  • Accountability to the public
  • Maintaining open communication
  • Valuing the individual employee
  • Efficiency through innovation

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LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK - HELP PREVENT PEDIATRIC VEHICULAR HEATSTROKE

May 30, 2019, 08:44 AM
Since 1998, The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University have reported that there have been 804 pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths in the United States, where more than half of the deaths are children under two years of age. In 2019, there have been a total of nine deaths reported, with two deaths reported in Arizona.
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Since 1998, The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University have reported that there have been 804 pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths in the United States, where more than half of the deaths are children under two years of age. In 2019, there have been a total of nine deaths reported, with two deaths reported in Arizona.

In an effort to reduce the likelihood of heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles, the Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to remind the community to take precautionary measures when placing children in vehicles. As the temperatures rise in Arizona’s atmosphere, so does the radiant temperature inside a vehicle. Objects inside a vehicle will collect the sun’s heat and produce a convection of longwave radiation that warms the air inside the vehicle at an increased rate. In as little as five minutes, a vehicle’s interior temperature can raise in excess of ten degrees. The body temperature of children can increase three to five times faster than adults.  Heat stroke begins when the body passes 104 degrees.  

As a preventive measure, parents and caregivers should never leave a child unattended in a vehicle at any time. It is encouraged that purses and other personal items be placed in the back seat to remind vehicle occupants to always check the interior for children. By conducting a routine “look before you lock” check of the vehicle, you can ensure that all occupants have been safely removed.

Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke is preventable. If you observe a child left unattended in a vehicle, you are encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at the number below or by dialing 9-1-1.

For more information on safety recommendations and precautionary measures, visit the San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology and Climate Science website.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus

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