The Lake Wales Police Department is committed to providing quality and professional services while striving to constantly improve accountability through positive community relationships.
Police Department Organizational Chart
Division of Law Enforcement
The division of Law Enforcement provides a capable response to calls for service, advanced and specialized investigations, and enhanced community programs.

Office of the Chief of Police
The Office of the Chief of Police provides for the coordination and management of all law enforcement functions and operations of the Lake Wales Police Department. The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for:
  • Auditing and Planning
  • Budget Formulation
  • Career Development
  • Community Partnerships
  • Emergency Management
  • Employee Partnerships
  • Financial Services
  • Grant Development and Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Formulation
  • Purchasing and Supply
  • Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning
Law Enforcement Commander
The Law Enforcement Commander is responsible for
  • Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
  • Case Management
  • Case Preparation
  • Problem-oriented Policing
  • Special Event Coordination
  • Special Program Management
The Law Enforcement Commander manages the Community Resources, Investigations, Patrol, and School Resources sections.

Administration Commander
The Administration Commander is responsible for
  • Applicant Review, Conduct Review
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Information Services
  • Training
The Administration Commander manages the evidence and property, records, personnel, equipment, training, internal affairs, volunteer, and information technology sections.