The Lafayette Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) are trained and equipped to resolve complex and critical situations.
Mobile Field Force
The objective of the Civil Disturbance Unit is to function as a cohesive unit and adapt to constantly evolving situations within disturbances by using minimal or no force to resolve the issue.
Crime Scene Investigation
The Crime Scene Investigators have many specialized tools available to them that aid in the collection of evidence from a crime scene.
Crisis Intervention Team
The Crisis Intervention Team assists citizens with mental illness by de-escalating the situation and then obtaining appropriate medical treatment rather than arresting and incarcerating them for these behaviors.
Crisis Negotiation Team
The Crisis Negotiation Team's mission is to preserve life during critical incidents through the art of negotiations.
Field Training Officers Program
The purpose of the Field Training and Evaluation Program is to train new officers so that each is prepared to function as a solo police officer at the conclusion of their training cycle.
The Lafayette Police Department Honor Guard provides a formal representation of the Lafayette Police Department at funerals and public events.
The K9s are trained in narcotics detection and handler protection, as well as tracking, obedience, article searches, and area searches.
The presence of many more visitors in the downtown area, especially during the evening hours, as well as the addition of many more downtown residences over the past several years, was a major consideration in the creation of this unit.
The dive team's primary responsibilities include swift water and underwater rescues and recoveries. They are also utilized for evidence recovery.
Police Volunteers (VIPS)
Volunteers in policing includes a dedication to solving community problems, reduction of crime, and preservation of laws, ordinances, and constitutional rights of all persons within our jurisdiction.