Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation of the Lake City Police Department administration building? Where do I pay a traffic fine? Where can I get a copy of a report? Where can I get a copy of an accident report? What phone number to call in case of a medical or police emergency? How do I file a police report? If my vehicle was impounded or towed, what wrecker service do you use? Can I get a criminal history background check? Is it possible to request extra patrol or a residence watch while out of town? Can I get fingerprinted at the police department? If someone is arrested by the Lake City Police Department where will they be taken? What are the fees and payment options?
Accident Report(s) - $5.00 per report
Incident Report(s) - $0.10 per page
Miscellaneous Report(s) - $0.10 per page
Digital Media Video - DVD - $10.00 per DVD (can only be picked up in person)
Digital Media Photos - DVD - $10.00 per DVD (can only be picked up in person)
Location Specific History Reports - $0.10 per page
Subject Specific History Reports - $0.10 per page
Additional Copies Not to include Digital Media $0.10 per page

Police Chief Anthony Whitmire

Chief Tony Whitmire has almost 40 years law enforcement experience, having started with the Atlanta Police Department in 1979. During his 26 years with APD he was an FTO, a motorcycle officer, a Swat team member, a bomb technician, a watch commander, and retired as a precinct commander. He spent 14 years on Atlanta’s fulltime Swat Team and Bomb Squad, with the last 4 as a Swat supervisor and the Bomb Squad Commander before being promoted off the team. He was the Midtown Precinct Commander when he retired in 2005. After retirement Chief Whitmire worked for Blackwater as an overseas security contractor before joining the Georgia Tech Police Department in 2007 as the Training and Special Operations Division Commander. At Georgia Tech PD he commanded the Explosives K-9 Unit, the newly formed Swat Team, the Training Unit, and the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. He eventually served as the Deputy Chief for his last 18 months at Georgia Tech before coming to Lake City as the Chief of Police in 2018.

Chief Whitmire is a senior POST instructor with certifications in firearms, defensive tactics, and Swat tactics. He has been an instructor for numerous department and regional police academies, including GPSTC, and has taught in various FBI and ATF programs. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), and the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Chief Whitmire has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor Degree in Homeland Security, and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration, and is a graduate of the Georgia law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University.