Bridgman Police Department

  • Agency: Bridgman Police Department
  • Address: 9765 Maple Street, Bridgman, 49106 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (269) 465-3891
Fax: (269) 465-3701

Bridgman Police Department is located at 9765 Maple Street, Bridgman, 49106 MI. The Bridgman Police Department phone number is (269) 465-3891.

Bridgman Police Department News

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, don’t push your luck; designate a sober driver. Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving. Be smart, DON'T drink & drive! Area police departments will have extra patrols working.

The Police Department is investigating recent property damage in town. Unknown suspects have been shattering glass doors & windows with what appears to be possibly a pellet gun or small caliber firearm. Please contact the Bridgman Police Department or Crime Stoppers with any information about this vandalism. You can remain anonymous.......

Missing dog.......please see below.


SCAM letter alert.............

REMINDER: Parents/drivers who pick up or drop off students at the schools cannot park in front of or block private driveways. Vehicles cannot impede/block the flow of traffic or improperly park & drivers can be ticketed if observed doing so. The areas of most concern are Papalardo St., Davis Ln., Tower St. near Bridgman Elementary and S. Church St. (California Rd.) near Reed Middle School.

We have partnered with KidCents and the Rite Aid Foundation in supporting the safety and well-being of children in our community. Residents can now drop off unwanted or expired medications in the secure disposal box at the police station lobby so they don't fall into the wrong hands. Please see the photo below on what is accepted as well as the types NOT accepted.

At least one of the subjects pictured below has passed counterfeit money in Bridgman...........please call if you see them.

PRESS RELEASE - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Impaired Driving Crackdown aims to reduce fatalities The end of November is traditionally marked by Thanksgiving events. The long weekend is typically celebrated through dinners, sports activities, and shopping as families and friends enjoy the waning days of autumn. Thanksgiving can also be deadly, with impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways. Law Enforcement Officers from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Saint Joseph City Department of Public Safety, Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, New Buffalo City Police Department, and the Bridgman City Police Department will be watching. If we see you driving while impaired we will stop and arrest you. No second chances, said Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. As you head out to Thanksgiving festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from November 22, 2017 through December 10, 2017. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for impaired driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road aim to drastically reduce impaired driving on the nation’s roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 10,265 fatalities in 2015 in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. This totaled 29 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide for the year. In the United States, a person is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes, said Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. Ten people lost their lives on Michigan roads during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period. Throughout 2016, 416 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol and/or drug-involved traffic crashes, according to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired. Motorists face enhanced penalties if arrested for a drunk driving offense with a .17 BAC or higher. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

Please keep Officer Wyman in your thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. Tom LaVanway & Chief Unruh kept a close eye on our trick-or-treaters this evening to make sure they were safe.....and handed out candy too. We had a great time!

NO PARKING on city streets 2AM-6AM, Nov. 1st to April 1st.

From our school Superintendent....

I have been informed that a CSX crew will be in Bridgman to reconstruct and repair the rail crossing at Lake Street on Monday, September 25. Lake Street will be closed from Monday morning until the morning of Thursday, September 28. I realize that we’ve had false starts before, but I firmly believe that CSX fully intends to follow through with the project this time. A traffic management company will be handling barricades and detour signage. Please assist us in spreading the news by sharing with your neighbors and posting on your social media pages. Please see link below for detour & signage information. Thank you! Juan Enrique Ganum City Manager

With the new school year beginning this week, PLEASE drive safely & remember.....motorists MUST stop for school bus flashing red lights as well as pedestrians/children using crosswalks. Let's have a safe school year!

Had the opportunity to accompany these folks today while visiting with cancer survivors & patients. They travel all over the country & have been visiting Berrien County the past couple of days. They will be at the Bridgman High School this evening for the football game......stop by & see them. GREAT bunch!

SCAM ALERT! From one of our businesses......STAY ALERT! SCAM ALERT! We received a call today, allegedly from AEP, indicating we had an unpaid bill and our power would be discontinued for 12 hours if the bill was not paid immediately. We had proof of our monthly bill payments to which the billing supervisor, Gregory Miller (Badge #7344759, phone 844-296-9590 x1380) replied: yes, we have a billing error - your payment was applied to another account. In order to suspend the disconnect we were instructed to take $535.46 in cash to a local Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens and pay the misplaced funds, until the billing error was corrected. At some point we would be refunded the payment, once their records were corrected. "Gregory" even gave an ID Ticket # X0704764762901. We discontinued the call and phoned AEP - of course it was a scam. According to AEP, many of these scams originate from the 844 area code and AEP received several complaints today regarding similar calls. A physician with his injured daughter at a hospital received such a call and paid the "bill". A mom and pop restaurant received a similar call and a distraught owner paid as well. These despicable people take advantage of unknowing individuals and prey on their emotions. Anna Kozak Co-Owner The Sandpiper and Hoof-To-Hanger Fiber Mill Bridgman, MI

If you happen to be at the fairgrounds in Berrien Springs today, please stop by & visit with Sgt. Tom LaVanway.....he & other departments will be there all day for Law Enforcement Day.

Sgt. Tom LaVanway representing our department in a recent Support our Troops parade.

The Police department needs to identify this man in regards to an active investigation. If you know who he is, please contact the Bridgman Police Dept.

Helped out a couple of our local youths today with their business & time well spent. NICE kids!