911 is for emergencies only. The business line is:
Anonymous Drug Tip Hotline: 734-699-8940
Public Safety Drug Notice!
VBT Crime Mapping
Nov. 22nd, 2011
October 28th, 2011
October 9th, 2011
Weekly Crime Logs
Public Safety Camp
Boater Safety Classes
Car Seat Inspections
Career Day at School
CPR/First Aid Training
Blood Pressure Checks
Cop on a Bus
Explorer Post 1784
Western Wayne SOT (SWAT)
Ride Along Program
Federal Law Enforcement
Officer Down Memorial
Area Traffic Conditions
Local Media .
Welcome message from the Director of Public
Thank you for visiting our web site. As the
Director of Public Safety, I would like to thank you for
your interest in learning more about the Van Buren Township
Police Department. It is my honor to serve as the Director
of Public Safety in such a vibrant and diverse community as
the Charter Township of Van Buren. Our staff of 42 sworn,
highly trained police officers, 9 highly skilled civilian
dispatchers, and two indispensable civilian support staff
provide safety and security to our community. We contribute
substantially to the great quality of life we enjoy in Van
We provide quality community outreach
programs; we police the largest inland lake in Wayne County
with 20 miles of shore line. We contribute substantially to
a dive team that provides rescue and recovery services to
our large all recreation lake. We provide high quality
reactive and proactive investigative services, and we have
one of the most popular Honor Guard teams in the State of
Michigan. We handle nearly 20,000 calls for service
annually; we make nearly 3,000 arrests annually, and we
issue nearly 18,000 traffic citations annually.
Our goal is to provide competent, courteous
police services to all citizens who live, work, and play in
our community; and to maintain a community environment
characterized by both physical safety and personal freedom.
Director of Public Safety
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Vehicle Caution Law
for Permits to Purchase Handguns
The Van Buren Police
Explorers is a Boy Scouts of America sponsored organization focusing
on introducing young adults to the career of law enforcement.
Requirements are as follows:
Ages 14 to 21 years old
Serious interest in law enforcement as a career
Have and maintain a minimum of a "C"
average in school
No criminal record or negative police contacts
information, contact officer Hayes at (734) 699-8900 ext.
or e-mail to
Who we are?
What we do?
First and foremost, we ensure animal safety for
our residents by picking up stray dogs. We also investigate animal cruelty/neglect
complaints, advise on nuisance wildlife problems, and assist
homeowners with animal related problems.
Important Phone numbers
Michigan Humane Society : (734) 721-7300
Wayne County Road Commission Dead Animal Removal :
Department of Agriculture : (517) 373-1077