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Message from the Chief
On behalf of the men and women of the Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Department, welcome to our website. Our Officers and staff are dedicated professionals to the citizens of the Town of Cedar Lake. The Cedar Lake Police Department consists of 21 Sworn Officers, 5 Members of the VIPS, 3 Police Commissioners and 3 civilian staff. We have multiple styles of Police Vehicles, a Police Boat designed for search and rescue for our lake, a UTV designed from off road rescue and a bicycle unit that patrols subdivisions during the summertime.
About the Chief
I was born and raised, the majority of my life, in the Town of Cedar Lake. I am a graduate of Crown Point High School and Honorably discharged from the Indiana Army National Guard. I have been with the Cedar Lake Police Department since 1995, where I started as a Reserve Officer. In 1998, I was given the opportunity by Chief Charles Kouder to be the 14th member of this Police Department. I have served in many capacities within the Cedar Lake Police Department and am honored to now serve as the 9th Chief of Police for the Town of Cedar Lake. I am a member of Bethel Church and proud to serve for Jesus.
Our Mission Statement
“With a vision towards the future and a solid tradition of excellence, we, the Members of the Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Department, are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services, while working to obtain justice for all residents and visitors of the community of Cedar Lake, Lake County, Indiana. The Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Department shall treat all people fairly, impartially, and with respect and dignity, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of our profession. It is the mission of the Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Department to work proactively with our citizens to prevent criminal activity, to enhance the quality of life in our community and to provide a desirable place to live, work and flourish.” Our Department believes in community-oriented policing.
Through God’s Grace, it is my honor to serve you as the Chief of Police.
William T Fisher