Van Buren Township


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Emergency: 9-1-1
(734) 699-8930
46425 Tyler Rd.
Van Buren Township, MI 48111
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VAN BUREN Police Department
The Van Buren Police Department consists of a uniformed Patrol Division, including numerous special units and services. These include: the Detective Bureau, Marine Division/Dive Team, Special Operations Team (SWAT),  Mobile Field Force, Traffic Unit, Honor Guard, and Accident Investigations Team.

All positions at the police department are proudly filled.  Visit the Human Resources Department for updates. 

In February 2022, the Van Buren Police Department earned its Accreditation status through the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, an accomplishment held by only 42 law enforcement agencies out of 583 in the State of Michigan. The Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, created by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP), designed this program for agencies to meet the standards of procedure that reflect the best in the industry. This is the first time that the Department has earned its Accreditation status, and will continue to pursue it by recertifying every three years.

Police Lobby SERVICES:

Records Department Hours:
Monday: 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Records Phone: (734)699–8939
Fax: (734)699–6469 

Sex Offender Registration Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
*Registration may not be available during holidays.

Gun Permit Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Core Values
The DUTY of the Van Buren Police Department is to serve the people of our community with dignity, respect, fairness, and compassion. We serve with COURAGE to protect life and property and maintain law and order. We will uphold the TRUST placed in us to safeguard constitutional guarantees and will do so with HONOR worthy of those who have served before us. INTEGRITY is the cornerstone of our profession. We will maintain a standard of conduct that reinforces the ideals of honesty, accountability and pledge to hold ourselves to the highest legal, moral, and ethical standards.

Mission Statement
The Van Buren Police Department is committed to maintaining a safe community by providing extraordinary law enforcement service, with an emphasis on professionalism, accountability, and respect, while building trust, creating a safe environment, and enhancing the quality of life in our community. 

Vision Statement
To build Michigan’s premier police agency that is a recognized leader for efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, and public safety.