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Chief Dan Doyle

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

Ensure a safe and secure community

VISION

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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LHCPD RECRUITS GRADUATE FROM WALETA

Dec 18, 2018, 10:48 AM
The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome Jake Spellman, Kial Melendez, Savannah Kloewer, and Tara Flagg, four new recruits who recently graduated from Class #23 at the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA) in Lake Havasu City on Friday, December 14.
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Dec 18, 2018, 00:00 AM

The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome Jake Spellman, Kial Melendez, Savannah Kloewer, and Tara Flagg, four new recruits who recently graduated from Class #23 at the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA) in Lake Havasu City on Friday, December 14.

A total of 19 recruits graduated from the Academy, representing not only the Lake Havasu City Police Department, but also the Kingman Police Department, Bullhead City Police Department, Wickenburg Police Department, Yuma Police Department, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.

The 20-week, or 797-hour, training course is comprised of topics ranging from ethics and professionalism to community policing, introduction to criminal and traffic law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations and physical conditioning.   

WALETA opened in October 2007 and is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST).   WALETA’s mission is to provide basic training for Arizona peace officers in accordance with the rules established by AZPOST.  Additional information about the Academy can be found at WALETA.org.

These officers will now go through a 16-week field training program where they will partner with and receive additional training from Lake Havasu City Police Department Field Training Officers.  

If you are interested in becoming a police officer, the Lake Havasu City Police Department holds four testing sessions each year.   Additional information about the department and the 2019 testing dates can be found at www.lhcpd.com.

Public Information Officer:  Sergeant Tom Gray (928) 855-1171

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