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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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School Bus Safety

Sharing the Road with School Buses

In Michigan, all vehicles (in BOTH directions) must stop not less than 20 feet from a stopped school bus displaying flashing red lights. Vehicles must remain stopped and may not proceed until the school bus has resumed motion OR the visual signals are no longer activated.

For Parents & Kids

* Riding the bus: the most dangerous times are when your child gets on and off the bus. Talk to your child about safety and how to stay safe around buses.

*  Safety starts at the bus stop: your child should arrive 5 minutes before the bus is due. Make sure to stay at least 3 "giant steps" (or 6 feet) away from the curb or edge of the road.

*  Get on and off safely: when the bus door opens and the driver signals the child to board, remind your child to use the hand rails.

* Use caution around the bus: children should NEVER walk behind or immediately in front of the bus. If your child cannot see the driver, the driver cannot see your child.


National Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 is National Drug Take-Back Day. This is an excellent opportunity to dispose of any unwanted or expired medications. Empty your pill bottles into a baggie, and bring it to Howell City Hall at 611 E. Grand River Avenue in Howell. There is a Big Red Barrel located in the outer ATM lobby of the building, which is accessible 24 hours/day.

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Job Posting: Police Officer

The City of Howell Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Starting salary: $41,163 - $42,702/year DOQ. Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable. Pre-employment psychological and physical exam to include drug screening will be required.

For more information, a complete job description and application are available here.

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.



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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.

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.


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.

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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