Van Buren Township


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Emergency:  9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (734) 699-8930


46425 Tyler Rd.
Van Buren Township, MI 48111
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macp  VAN BUREN Police Department

The Van Buren Police Department consists of a uniformed Patrol Division, including numerous special units and services. These include: Detective Bureau, Marine Division/ Dive Team, Special Operations Team (SWAT),  Mobile Field Force, Traffic Unit, Honor Guard, and Accident Investigations Team.

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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

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.

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
To build a safer Van Buren Township through a collaborative approach, fostering partnerships within our community and engaging in pro-active problem-solving strategies to address concerns and enhance the quality of life.

The Van Buren Township Police Department envisions a safe, harmonious, and inclusive community. Through innovative partnerships and problem-solving strategies, we commit to fostering trust, promoting peace, and delivering equitable justice. 

Non-Emergency Requests

Use this form to submit a request, question, or submit information to the Police Department. For emergencies, always call 911.  You may choose to stay anonymous, however; if you would like to be contacted with any follow up/response, please provide information on how we can contact you.