The Lawrence Police Department Hackney unit has the responsibility of developing an overall transportation strategy for demand responsive transportation providers, as established by local city ordinances. The Hackney unit licenses and regulates medallion taxicabs, livery vehicles, limousines and commuter vans.
Each of these industries has its own place in the comprehensive transportation net of the city, providing transportation services in response to a particular need of Lawrence residents and visitors, to supplement public transportation. The Hackney Unit continues to archive its mission of ensuring public safety through its effective and innovative policies of licensing, regulating and enforcing regulations governing conduct in any vehicle for hire in the city.
The Hackney unit actions and accomplishments are confluent with its goal of insuring excellent levels of customer service through the provision of safe and comfortable vehicles, well trained and courteous drivers who are knowledgeable of the city streets as well as its surrounding cities and towns.