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The Lorain Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Lorain County, Ohio. The department is composed of 113 police officers and 34 civilian employees. Officers within the department deter crime, solve crimes, make local arrests and maintain all police reports.The mission of the department is to provide effective and efficient police services to the community. The department has multiple programs to help interact with the community, such as an auxiliary police academy, a block watch program, and a police explorers program.

James McCann, Chief of Police

Lorain Police Department
100 W Erie Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
Lorain County
Phone: 440-204-2103
Fax: 440-244-0084

Population Served: 70,000
Number of Officers: 113

All persons arrested by the Lorain Police Department are transported to the Lorain County Jail. The Lorain County Jail is a minimum to maximum security facility located in Elyria, Ohio. The jail houses adult offenders who have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. All inmates are either serving their sentence, awaiting trial or awaiting transfer to a state of federal prison. The jail has a medical staff, mental health staff, infirmary, on site full scale laundry facility, professional kitchen, library, maintenance and janitorial staff, chaplains and a contract commissary service. The jail has a capacity of 422 male and female inmates.

Inmates are encouraged to visit with their friends and family members while incarcerated. All visits are through a video monitoring system. Visitors can make an account on the ICSolutions website.

General Population Visitation Hours:

Monday-Sunday: 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 12:30 pm to 2 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm

Isolation and medical needs pods have different visitation days and times. The visitation hours will be released by the inmate to their visiting list.

The crime rate in Lorain, Ohio is 249. The overall crime rate is comparable to the average crime rate in the US. The crime rate is higher than the crime rates in 77.4% of all cities and towns in the US. The annual crime rate has declined by 23%. In the last 5 years, Lorain has seen a decline in both violent crime and property crimes. Lorain has a livability score of 67/100, which is considered average. Lorain crime rates are 33% higher than the Ohio average.

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The Lorain County Jail has a public inmate roster which is updated weekly. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order. The inmate’s name, date of birth, booking date, booking number and charges are listed on the roster.

Public police records are available through the Lorain Police Department. Record requests can be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax. According to Ohio Law, record requestors do not need to submit a request in writing, although it helps expedite the request. A record request form is available for download on the department’s website. The fax number for returning a record request is 440-204-2541.

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County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Lorain, Ohio

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office also has jurisdiction over Lorain, Ohio.
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Elyria, Ohio. The office is responsible for patrolling the county, enforcing all laws, investigating crimes, servicing the courts and overseeing the county jail. The office is composed of 3 main divisions: corrections, law enforcement and K9.

The warrants division of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for processing and returning all warrants of arrest and criminal summons. The division releases criminal warrant information in person only. Proper identification is required when making an inquiry.

Neither the Lorain Police Department or the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has a most wanted list at this time.

Lorain, Ohio Information

Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. The county seat of Lorain is Elyria. Lorain covers a total of 24.14 square miles, and is situated roughly 30 miles west of Cleveland. The estimated population in 2020 was 65,211. The current mayor is Jack Bradley.

Contact the Mayor

Jack Bradley
Phone: 440-204-2002
Email: [email protected]

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