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Criminal Investigations Division

Captain William “Bill” Lake is a 1990 graduate of the Smethport Area Junior / Senior High School (McKean County, Pennsylvania). He graduated from Mansfield University in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Later in 1994, he joined the United States Army Reserve, and was assigned to the 320th Military Police Battalion, Ashley, PA. Bill is a 1996 graduate of the Allentown Police Academy, and worked as a Police Patrolman for the Pottsville Police Department, in Schuylkill County, PA, from 1996 until September of 1998, when he began work with the Allentown Police Department.

Bill worked in the Patrol Division, on both the First and Fourth Platoons until 2005, when he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective. In 2008, Bill was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and remained in the Criminal Investigations Division as a Team Supervisor.

In January of 2014, Bill was promoted to the rank of Captain, and currently supervises all units within the Investigative Services Division.

Bill enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two sons. He is also a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus, PA. Bill likes the day to day challenges associated with his job, and looks forward to providing many more years of service to the Allentown community.