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    Chief George Basar
    Deputy Chief Scott Mannor
    611 E. Grand River
    Howell, MI 48843
    Phone: 517.546.1330
    Fax: 517.546.2114
    For emergencies and crimes in progress, dial 911      For all non-emergency police response, call (517) 546-9111
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There will be multiple street closures in Howell for our annual Melon Festival. Please share this list with freiends who may be driving to Howell or plan on attending the festival:

The 100 block of North State closes THURSDAY, August 18, 5:00pm

Center Street from Sibley to Clinton closes FRIDAY, August 19, 6:00am

Walnut Street from Sibley to Clinton closes FRIDAY, August 19, 6:00am

The City parking lot behind 2 Fogs Pub (at N. Walnut and Clinton St.) closes FRIDAY, August 19, 6:00am

Grand River Avenue from Chestnut Street to Clinton Street closes SATURDAY, August 20, 5:00am

Michigan Avenue from Sibley Street to Clinton Street closes SATURDAY, August 20, 5:00am

All of the above streets are to REMAIN CLOSED until the festival is over and the roadways are cleared. This should be on Sunday, August 21 at approximately 8:00pm

2016 melon map

East Clinton Street from Michigan Ave. to Court Street closes FRIDAY, August 19, 3:00pm - 9:30pm. The entire race course closes FRIDAY, August 19, 5:00pm - 9:30pm.


The City of Howell is seeking qualified applicants for up to 2 Police Officer positions. Starting salary:  $42,182 - $43,763/year. Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable. Pre-employment psychological and physical exam to include drug screening will be required.

The City of Howell Police Department operates on 12 hour shifts, and offers a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance along with a $50,000 life insurance policy, short term / long term disability insurance coverage, and retirement under the MERS Defined Benefit Pension System.

Applicants must submit a detailed letter of interest and resume as well as the City of Howell Police Officer application form to Howell City Clerk / HR Director, 611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843, or by e-mail to jcartwright@cityofhowell.org. The complete job description and application are available here.

The position is open until filled. The City of Howell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, disability of other factors prohibited by law.

Briggs Kelleher SPARK Officer Briggs & Sergeant Kelleher of the Howell Police Department

Thank You!
The Howell Police Department wants to give a big THANK YOU to the Highlander Way Middle School S.P.A.R.K. club for the wonderful Easter basket! S.P.A.R.K. stands for "Students Promoting Acceptance, Respect and Kindness". Our officers and staff are very appreciative!

Sign Up for Text Notifications!

Go to Nixle.com and enter your cell phone number to receive text and/or e-mail messages. The Nixle Alert System allows the Howell Police Department to send citizens information on road closures, weather alerts, snow emergencies, Amber Alerts, etc. This is a FREE service to the community! You can sign up at www.nixle.com, or just text "48843" to 888-777. Your personal information is never shared.

Crime Prevention Month

Safe Firearms Storage

If you own firearms, they should ALWAYS be stored correctly and safely.
*  Trigger locks
*  Cable locks
*  Locked storage cases / cabinets

If your child sees a gun, they should follow these four steps:
*  Stop
*  Don't touch
*  Get away
*  Tell an adult

Over one third of homes with children have a gun. There are 1.4 million homes that have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to about 2.6 million children.

The rights and responsibilities of a firearms owner do not end with secure storge. If the firearm is lost or stolen, it is imperative to work quickly to report the theft or loss.

lock it up

Aggressive Solicitors in the City of Howell

The Howell Police Department has received several complaints about a group of young men going door-to-door selling t-shirts and asking homeowners for money. Sometimes they tell the homeowner that they’re selling the shirts to help put underprivileged children through college. If the homeowner doesn’t want to buy a shirt, they just ask for cash. Their behavior has been described as argumentative and aggressive.

The subjects have been seen in several neighborhoods within the City of Howell, and are described as black men in their late twenties or early thirties. They have been seen in an extended white van with a Florida plate DGI V19.

If you see these men soliciting in your neighborhood or at your doorstep, please call the non-emergency dispatch number of 517-546-9111 and report it immediately. These subjects have been warned by the Police Department for soliciting in the City of Howell without a permit. Thank you for your help.



9-1-1 Protocol Change

Livingston County Central Dispatch has established a non-emergency phone line available to improve the efficiency of processing phone calls requesting public safety assistance. Callers are requested to use the non-emergency phone number for situations that do not involve life-safety emergencies and to report crimes that are not in progress.

Please make note of the phone numbers below:

Emergencies and to report crimes that are in progress:  9-1-1
All medical issues: 9-1-1
All vehicular accidents in the roadway: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 517-546-9111
Howell Police Business Line: 517-546-1330
Howell Area Fire Department Business Line: 517-546-0560

Requests for general information from the Howell Police Department may be made by calling the business line at 517-546-1330 during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.



It’s come to our attention that an individual or individuals is making calls to local residents, representing themselves as officers or detectives from the Howell Police Department or other local law enforcement agencies. Sometimes they identify themselves as being from the “Warrant Division”. The caller advises that there is a warrant for the persons’ arrest, and that they must immediately send money, usually requesting the resident immediately get a money order or green dot money card. They have in the past identified themselves as “Officer Delaware” or “Detective Harris”. They can be very persuasive and convincing while at other times are aggressive and demanding.

Please be aware that no one from the Howell Police Department would ever make such a phone call requesting money.

Residents are advised to never give out any personal or financial information over the phone to someone you don’t know. If you suspect that something is not right, hang up and make direct contact with the institution they claim to represent to determine the validity of the call.

If you have any questions or concerns about being a victim of this scam, please contact your local police department, or call 911 to make a police report.
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Mission Statement - 
The Howell Police Department, in partnership with the community, strives to provide ethical, impartial, and professional service to all citizens, guests, and businesses of the City of Howell.

The members of the Howell Police Department realize that in order to succeed in our mission, we must exhibit the highest standard of integrity and hold ourselves beyond reproach.

It is of the utmost importance that we always perform the duties of our office using the highest ethical standard. We must always ensure that the civil and constitutional rights off all people are respected and enforced equally for all.

The Howell Police Department is a proud organization. We have established a tradition of providing quality police services to our community. We will continue to build on this tradition by providing outstanding service by highly motivated, highly trained, and well respected personnel.

We have built a very positive relationship with the citizens of our community through our professional and courteous service. We will strive to further our community involvement, and encourage public input, so that we are always aware of the needs of the citizens of the City of Howell.

Current Roster of Officers

                                              George Basar, Chief of Police                              Mannor

                                          George Basar, Chief of Police                   Scott Mannor, Deputy Chief


                                      Woods                              Kelleher                             Fogo

                                 Sergeant Jeff Woods           Sergeant Matthew Kelleher                 Sergeant David Fogo


                        Lockhart                 Mitts                Rupp               Small

                   Officer Darren Lockhart                 Officer Gary Mitts                  Officer Steve Rupp                Officer Renae Small


                           Picture                    Picture                    Lorenz                  Kobel

                        Officer Don Banfield                  Officer Mike Dunn                Officer Luke Lorenz           Officer Chase Kobel


                             Burke                 Picture                Picture

                        Officer Derek Burke                Officer Brad Charlick          Officer Aleshia Vallance