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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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Two Police Officer Positions Available

The City of Howell, Michigan is seeking qualified applicants for two Police Officer positions. 
2018 Starting salary: $44,116 - $45,760 per year.  We are currently offering a hiring incentive for reimbursement of Police Academy tuition. Successful applicants without active MCOLES licensing may be eligible for this economic incentive reimbursed over a 2-year period after successful completion of the FTO program.

Benefits of our unique small town Police Department:
*  12 hour shifts
*  Opportunities for special assignments including Detective, LAWNET and School Resource Officer
*  Full benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance
*  $50,000 life insurance policy
*  Short and long term disability coverage
*  Retirement under the MERS Defined Benefit Pension System

Hiring Process:
1.  Submission of Police Officer employment application, letter of interest, and resume
2.  Successful completion of oral board
3.  Conditional offer
4.  Pre-employment bckground investigation, psychological and physical exam to include drug screening
Please note that EMPCO testing is no longer required.

Applicants must submit a detailed letter of interest, resume, and completed Police Officer employment application to Howell City Clerk / HR Director, 611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 4884 or e-mail to jcartwright@cityofhowell.org.

The complete job description and Police Officer employment application are available at www.cityofhowell.org/city_departments/hr_job_opportunities

Please consider joining our full service Police Department. Positions open until filled.

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.

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                Picture

                         Sgt. Jeff Woods         Sgt. Matthew Kelleher           Sgt. David Fogo             Sgt. Michael Dunn


                        Lockhart                  Small                Picture

                   Officer Darren Lockhart                 Officer Renae Small            Officer Don Banfield


                            Lorenz                   Kobel                  Picture      Picture

                        Officer Luke Lorenz                  Detective Chase Kobel            Officer Derek Burke        Officer Brad Charlick


                            Picture                  Picture                  Picture            Picture

                        Officer Aleshia Vallance         Officer Brooke Briggs               Officer Austin Nash        Officer Derek Sawyer