Chief George Basar
Captain Scott Mannor
611 E. Grand River
Howell, MI 48843
For emergencies and crimes in progress, dial 911
- For all non-emergency police response, call (517) 546-9111
Parents Who Host, Lose the Most -- Don't Be a Party To Teenage Drinking
This is a public awareness program aimed at educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. The program takes place at state and local levels, concentrating on celebratory times for youth, such as homecoming, holidays, prom, graduation, and other times when underage drinking parties are prevalent.
This program encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.
Statistics show that the number of youth using alcohol has declined, but there is further work to be done. The fact is, underage drinking is hazardous to the health and safety of our children. Parents play a major role in their child's decision to make healthy choices.
While laws vary from state to state, the campaign's message is a universal one: It is ILLEGAL, UNSAFE, and UNHEALTHY for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
FBI statistics show that 51 Law Enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2014. This represent an 89% increase from 2013, where 27 officers lost their lives. An average of 64 officers were killed each from 1980 to 2014.
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
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.
Hands Free is NOT Risk Free!
According to a recent study by AAA, distracted driving is a factor in 58% of teen driver moderate to severe crashes. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, and now we know that distracted driving plays a much bigger role than we knew.
AAA analyzed 1,700 teenaged driver car accidents (all of them on video). In many of them, the eyes of the driver are so glued to their phones that they drive out of their lanes without even realizing it was happening. They are so unaware of their surroundings that they take no evasive action... they don't brake or swerve, often hitting the other car (or barrier) at full speed.
Research confirms that passengers and cell phones are the two most prevalent distractions for teen drivers. It's vital that parents take an active role in educating their teens about distracted driving. If you have a teen driver in your household, think about the AAA Start Smart Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, available here.
Lottery Scam Alert!
Residents in Livingston County have reported receiving letters saying that they have won a lottery prize. Usually there is a check included, supposedly to help you pay a "processing fee". Both the prize and the check are bogus. These letters usually come from outside the country or out of state. It's more difficult to tell that it's a scam because the initial letter does not request bank account information.
The Howell Police Department advises that you do not respond in any way. Legitimate lotteries or sweepstakes will never require a payment in order to win a prize. If you have not entered a lottery or sweepstakes, it's extremely unlikely you'll be a winner.
These letters are annoying, but are not illegal. Do not respond to them, either by mail or phone. Do not attempt to cash any unsolicited and unexpected check. Do not ever give callers or the senders of these letters any personal information (dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, credit card or bank numbers, etc.) A sample letter is below:
If you have any question about the legitimacy of anything you receive, please contact your local police department for advice and direction.
Be Smart -- Be Safe!
Check Road Conditions
The Winter Travel Advisory is updated twice a day or as information concerning travel conditions is received. You may call the Winter Travel Advisory Hotline at 1-800-381-8477 for up-to-date road conditions.
ADVISORY: TELEPHONE SCAM ALERT
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.
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.
George Basar, Chief of Police Scott Mannor, Captain
Sergeant Jeff Woods Sergeant Matthew Kelleher Sergeant David Fogo
Officer Darren Lockhart Officer Gary Mitts Officer Steve Rupp Officer Renee Small
Officer Don Banfield Detective Paul Miller Officer Nick Spyke Officer Mike Dunn
Officer Luke Lorenz Officer Chase Kobel Officer Derek Burke