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McCrea Out as Lamar Police Chief

McCrea Out as Lamar Police Chief

Lamar Police Chief, Gary McCrea, after having been placed on administrative leave with the department since mid to late October, has been replaced by Captain Kyle Miller as acting chief of the Lamar Police Department. City Administrator, John Sutherland, said he was not at liberty to be more specific regarding McCrea’s departure from the city […]

Orozco Arrested, Goes Peacefully

Orozco Arrested, Goes Peacefully

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Officers from the Lamar Police Department received information on the location of Justin Orozco.  Justin had two felony warrants in which one included an assault on a police officer.   Officers were advised Justin Orozco was hiding out at 310 West Poplar Street.   Officers made contact with the homeowner and were […]

Lamar Police Chief Receives Executive Certification in Colorado

Lamar Police Chief Receives Executive Certification in Colorado

    On November 20th the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police notified Lamar Police Chief Gary McCrea that his application for Executive Certification had been approved by the CACP Board.  To obtain certification by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police as a Police Executive an individual has to show a high level of […]

Nero is on the Beat with LPD

Nero is on the Beat with LPD

Nero, the latest K9 to join the Lamar Police Department, was added to the roster as he began his duties with Officer C.J.  Filbeck today, September 27.  Nero is replacing Filbeck’s former canine colleague, Joey, who has been retired from active duty after five years because of age and some medical problems.  Joey will live […]

Fee Structure for City Services Discussed by Council

Fee Structure for City Services Discussed by Council

Cost of services provided by the Lamar Police Department was discussed during the city council work session, Monday, July 23.  Lamar Police Chief Gary McCrea described how some services, such as fingerprinting, VIN inspections and funeral escorts have been offered in the past without any reimbursement.  McCrea told the council that charging fees for these […]

City Council Revises Resolution Supporting PMC Expansion

City Council Revises Resolution Supporting PMC Expansion

Prowers Medical Center board member Candy Ruedeman provided additional information to the Lamar City Council during their Monday night work session, April 9, as they considered a resolution of support for the $5 million expansion project, providing a 13,000 square foot Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.  Last month, PMC Chief Executive Officer James Fairchild presented a hospital overview to […]

Lamar Police Accepting 2nd Academy Applications

Lamar Police Accepting 2nd Academy Applications

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the second Citizen Academy of 2012, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the judicial system.  The Academy will begin on May 10, 2012.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]