Administrative Services Bureau
The Administrative Services Bureau is responsible for Accreditation, Animal Control, Fingerprinting, Property and Evidence, Public Records Requests, Quartermaster, Records, and Training. The Records department files, stores and retrieves records and reports taken by Town police officers.
The Lady Lake Police Department began the process of accreditation in October 2013. We received our initial accreditation on October 26, 2016. We are currently in the 3-year reaccreditation cycle and are anticipating reaccreditation in October of 2019.
Probationers may submit to a breath test as directed by their Parole Officer at the Police Department.
Traffic crash reports are confidential for 60 days after the report is filed. Only parties involved in the crash, including vehicle owners, their legal representatives, their insurance company and its agents may receive crash report copies during this period.
These parties may obtain a free copy of the traffic crash report from the Records office. Proper identification and an affidavit are required to obtain the report.
Traffic crash reports may also be obtained from a third-party service for a fee.
Firearm and Ammunition Disposal
Individuals may voluntarily surrender unwanted guns and ammunition during lobby hours.
LiveScan fingerprinting service is available on Wednesday each week between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00, cash only.
If your employer uses LiveScan, they should provide the appropriate Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number for electronic submission.
The Lake County Tax Collector’s office offers one-stop application services for concealed weapons permits.
Copies of police incident reports are available to the public. Staff may redact portions of the report to protect victims of certain crimes, juveniles, or ongoing criminal investigations.
Individuals may request copies in person at the police department, by phone, or by email. When requesting a copy of a police report, please provide the event or case number.
Reports are usually available within 48 hours of the reported incident.
We will reply to patch requests from law enforcement agencies. The request must be submitted from the agency’s email domain or on the official department letterhead.
Prescription Medicine Disposal
The Town provides a free prescription medicine disposal service. It is available to all Town residents in the lobby of the Police Department.
It is important to dispose of unwanted or expired medicine. Doing so will prevent accidental ingestion. It is harmful to our environment to dispose of medications by flushing them in a toilet or sink. The public wastewater facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceuticals. Flushing them will contaminate our local water supplies.
Please place medication in quart size or smaller clear Ziploc style bags for disposal. Pill bottles, liquids and sharp objects are not accepted.
Property and Evidence
It is our strict policy to maintain evidence and seized or recovered property in accordance with federal, state and local laws and court decisions relating to evidence and seized or recovered property; and to return such property to its rightful owner(s) in a timely manner.
If your firearm was taken as evidence, or as part of an injunction, or as a result of a search warrant or because of a breach of the peace, you must obtain a court order signed by a judge specifically stated for the release of the firearm.
Additionally, the Lady Lake Police Department utilizes the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Firearms Eligibility system to ensure firearms are only returned to owners who qualify to own and possess a firearm according to Florida law.
Public Records Requests
The Records Division is responsible for filing storing and retrieving records and reports taken by Lady Lake Police Officers.
Safe Exchange Location
The Police Department lobby and parking lot are available to the general public to conduct physical transactions arranged through online marketplaces.
Sex Offender Registry Search
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Verification
VIN verification is required for all used motor vehicles not currently titled in Florida, including trailers with a weight of 2,000 pounds or more.
The VIN may be physically inspected by a Lady Lake Police Officer. The Police Department provides this service at no charge to assist our residents. An officer will be dispatched to the vehicle location to complete the process. Please have your Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vechicles (DHSMV) form ready for the officer when they arrive.
The Lady Lake Police Department will conduct wellness checks for residents when requested. These checks are very useful, especially for senior citizens. Of course, they are not routine and must be conducted only when an individual’s safety is assumed to be threatened. The Lady Lake Police Department will take steps to ensure the check is essential or not, to preserve privacy rights.
Police Lieutenant Nelson Vargas
Nelson Vargas was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant with the Lady Lake Police Department on May 27, 2019. Prior to his employment with the Lady Lake Police Department, Lt. Vargas served 21 years with the Town of East Hampton Police Department in New York starting in July of 1994. He retired in 2015 while holding the rank of Sergeant and relocated to Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University, PA and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development School