Chief George Basar
Deputy Chief 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
- Visit the Crime Stoppers website
Balloonfest XXXI is Just Around the Corner!
The big events this weekend are the fireworks scheduled for Friday night, June 26th, and the Balloon Glow scheduled for Saturday night, June 27th. Traffic after those two events will be heavy. Please refer to the map to find parking areas and the best way home from the event. For up-to-date information, visit michiganchallenge.com, or follow the event on Twitter (@balloonfestmi) or Facebook (Facebook.com/balloonfestmi). You can also text "follow balloonfestmi" to 40404 to receive updates.
Second Phase D-19 Roadwork to Begin June 25th
The D-19 rehabilitation project will begin next week. The project will start with the closure of D-19 from the I-96 overpass to just north of the westbound ramps. The Park-and-Ride lot will also be closed.
The work will be done in three phases:
Phase 1: Widening a portion of the road to create a center left turn lane at the traffic signal. To be completed by June 25th -- COMPLETED.
Phase 2: Widening a portion of D-19 south of I-96 to extend the left turn lane from the I-96 on-ramp to Schroeder Park Drive. A temporary lane will be open to maintain two-way traffic.
Phase 3: Repaving the road surface and creating a paved shoulder. All work to be completed by August 28th.
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
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.
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, Deputy Chief
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