Lowell Police Department

(219) 696-0411

Lowell Police Department
1333 East Commercial Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356-2168

(219) 696-0411

for emergencies dial 911

Find Lowell FOP on Facebook

cops n' kids

Please click on the appropriate grade level for specific information.
High School



This PDF coloring book explains basically all the basics as far as 911 goes and what to do in the event of an emergency. Its bilingual (spanish) and can be a very powerful aid in emergency learning. 

Click here to download the coloring book.

**Must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. Click here to install from the Adobe website.



Bicycle Safety

Remember to always know your traffic signs. A good bicyclist rides by the rules:

  • I will be sure my bike is in good riding condition.
  • I know and obey traffic signs and signals. They are meant for bicyclists too.
  • I keep to the far right of the roadway or stay in bicycle paths.
  • I always yield to pedestrians.
  • I never carry passengers. Only one rider belongs on a bicycle built for one.
  • I know and use hand signals.
  • I never hitch rides on other vehicles or perform stunts on my bike.
  • I keep both hands on the handlebars when riding.
  • I wear light colored or reflective clothing when riding at night.
  • I wear a safety helmet, elbow pads and kneepads when riding near traffic.
  • I have a high flying flag on my bike so motorists can see me.

When riding a bicycle:

  • You are considered a driver by law.
  • You are subject to the rules of traffic signs and signals just as motorists are.
  • You should be aware of what each traffic sign means.
  • You should be alert to traffic signs.
  • You should know the rules of the road.

The law requires bicycles to be equipped with:

  • A headlight and brakes.
  • Reflectors on both the front and back of the bicycle.
  • A license for your bike.

Safety check your bike:

  • Have a bright enough light on the front of your bike for use when you are riding at dusk or at night.
  • Both your front and back brakes should be in good condition.
  • The wheels should not wobble and tires should have enough air.
  • Check to see if your bicycle's wheel bearings need oiling.
  • The handlebars should be tightened to a comfortable position and handle grips should be firmly in place.
  • The fork bearing where the handlebars connect to the frame should be lubricated regularly.
  • The chain should fit snugly without any damaged links.


high school

We want to establish a means of communication between adults and youth. It is our hope that proper information will lead to knowledge and informed decisions.


Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated means you get arrested. Each year in the U.S., drinking and driving results in over 650,000 serious injuries and 1.5 million arrests. Billions of dollars are spent on insurance costs, medical expenses, and property damages. People who drink and drive put themselves and everyone else at risk. Drunk drivers are not just alcoholics; they can be occasional, social, or first-time drinkers. A victim can be anyone. Alcohol affects the mind and body depending on the amount consumed over a period of time. It takes only 20-30 minutes for a drink to take affect, but it takes the body one hour to burn off one ounce of alcohol. Nothing (coffee, cold showers, etc.) can or will reduce the effects of alcohol.

When minors drink, they make bad choices and put themselves in situations where they could be injured, ticketed, involved in an automobile accident, facing addiction, or a life-long drinking problem.

Drunk Drivers Traditionally:

  • Are involved in accidents
  • Drive the wrong way on a one-way street
  • Make abrupt or illegal turns
  • Show slow responses at traffic signals
  • Weave, swerve, drift, or tailgate
  • Cross or drive down the center lane
  • Make wide turns at or cut corners
  • Drive too fast or slow or stop suddenly
  • Drive without lights or with dome light on
  • Drive with window down in cold weather

If you spot a possible drunk driver:

  • Stay a safe distance. Never pass!
  • If the car is behind you or coming head-on, pull over and let it by.

When driving at night expect the unexpected. No matter what color the light is, always approach intersections with caution.

Report any suspicious drivers to the law enforcement right away. Include the license plate number, a brief description, and the direction the car was headed.

Always wear a seat belt!


Top of Page