Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Republic Police Department’s website.

Your Police Department employs some of the finest officers and professional staff in the region. Through our innovative, professional, and dedicated efforts, we strive each day to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Republic. I am honored to lead your Police Department and look forward to our collaborative accomplishments into the future.

Effective law enforcement today is much more than just catching a crook. To be able to make a difference in a growing community like Republic, we need your help and input every day in the prevention of crime and delivery of quality service. That means immediately reporting suspicious activity, making us aware of public safety concerns before they become a problem, and feeling comfortable to communicate openly about your expectations of the Police Department. To that end, we want you to know that we are here to serve you and hope that you will contact us anytime you see something that needs our attention. Don’t think that you are ever bothering us. You can contact us for both emergency and non-emergency issues through the use of 911.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and the resources provided here and if you have any suggestions on how we can better serve you, please feel free to contact me personally. We welcome your input.


Michael Lawton

Republic Police Chief