Buchanan Police Department

  • Agency: Buchanan Police Department
  • Address: 720 E. Front Street, Suite B, Buchanan, 49107 MI
  • Chief: Brian Russell (Chief of Police)

Buchanan Police Department is located at 720 E. Front Street, Suite B, Buchanan, 49107 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian Russell. The Buchanan Police Department phone number is 269-695-5120.

Buchanan Police Department News

*FOUND CAT* Intact male cat, seems to be less than two years old. He was found in the area of Centennial Park (park behind the high school). Please contact Buchanan City Police Department if this is your cat. 269-695-5120.

We are trying to identify this person for a complaint we are handling. If you can help and know who it is please call the Police Department at 269 695-5120.

Thank you Buchanan City Fire, Buchanan Township Fire, Bertrand Township Fire, SMCAS, and Mayor Hess (with her books) for joining us at Hero's Ally last night to hand out / check candy. It was a huge success, and the wheels are already turning on how we can make this bigger and better. Thanks again all!

Happy Halloween! Come see us at Hero's Ally!! (131 S. Oak St)

***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** πŸŽƒHappy Halloween Buchanan!!! πŸŽƒ Today I'm sharing some tips on how to have a safe and fun Halloween! Come see us down at Hero's Ally tonight (131 S. Oak St), we will be handing out and checking candy from 6pm to 7:30pm. Stay Awesome! ~Officer Brie

Come see us tomorrow night at "Heros Alley" for trick or treat. The Police Department, all the Fire Departments, and SMCAS will be handing out and checking candy at the CITY BUILDING ON OAK STREET this year. Trick or Treat is 6:00 to 7:30. Hope to see everyone there. You won't be able to miss us.

We are trying to identify this man. He was driving the vehicle you see in the picture. Please call 695-5120 if you know who it is.

***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** --Railroad Safety-- Good Afternoon Buchanan! Today I would like to give some tips on railroad safety. We have one crossing in Buchanan City, which is at S. Red Bud Trail and Railroad St. Amtrak recently put out some safety tips for crossing the railroad tracks whether it be on foot or in the car. Below are their following tips: NEVER 1. Drive or walk around lowered grade crossing gates. 2. Attempt to outrun a train coming down the tracks. 3. Stop your vehicle on a grade crossing waiting for traffic to move. 4. Trap and block another vehicle in the grade crossing with your own vehicle. ALWAYS 1. Call the Emergency Notification System (ENS) number 24/7/365 to report problems or obstructions at the crossing. Look for the number near the crossing or on the cross-buck. 2. Remember it takes a train about one mile to stop. 3. Know that the average train is three feet wider than the track on each side. 4. Slow down and stop your vehicle prior to train tracks when the lights begin to flash. 5. Cross the tracks at designated public crossings. TRESPASSING You should NEVER walk, run, play, or take pictures on the railroad. If you are on or near the tracks, you are trespassing on private property and breaking the law. FACTS - Trains can travel on ANY track, in ANY direction, at ANY time. - Every three hours, a person or vehicle is struck by a train somewhere in the United States. - If you are standing on the tracks, you may not hear or feel an oncoming train in time to get away safely. Share these safety tips with your friends and family! Like us on Facebook for more tips of the week. πŸ˜‰ As always, you can contact us at 269-695-5120 if you have any questions or concerns, and I am always open to hearing your comments or suggestions for the tip of the week. Let me know below what you would like to have more information on. Stay awesome 😎 ~Officer Brie

***Update*** Her owner has been located, thank you for sharing!! :) FOUND DOG Black and white female found on Commercial St in Buchanan. Very friendly and has black collar on her with no ID tags. Please call Buchanan City Police Department if you know who's dog this is. Thank you.

This is how we cheer each other up at the Buchanan PD. Looks like the retired Dare Bear is ready for a Star Wars Halloween 😎.

Jaws of Life

Come join us down at Pizza Hut! Event goes until 8pm. Help support hurricane relief!

Emergency Services Night Out @ Pizza Hut

Come see us at Pizza Hut. All proceeds to American Red Cross.

***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** --What to do when stopped by the police part 3-- Good Afternoon Buchanan! Today is the last part of my three part series. I will be talking about what to do if you are placed under arrest. Your rights if you are arrested: 1.After being arrested, if questioned about a crime: -You have the right to remain silent. -Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. -You have the right to talk to a lawyer and have him present with you while you are questioned. -If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent you at no expense. 2.Officers are not required to advised suspects of their Miranda rights immediately upon arrest. Miranda only applies if you are placed under arrest and are questioned about a crime. 3.Phone calls after an arrest are not a right. Phone calls may be allowed if you are cooperative. Please remember to COMPLY NOW...COMPLAIN LATER. Running from an officer, resisting arrest, or assaulting an officer WILL result in felony charge. It's always best to do what the officer is requesting without arguing or hesitation. This makes all situations safer for you and the officer. If you feel that you have been treated unprofessionally, you can contact the officer's supervisor or make a formal complaint against the officer at the police department. Like us on Facebook for more tips of the week! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Buchanan City Police Department, or call 269-695-5120. We DO NOT monitor our Facebook Page 24/7, so if you have an emergency dial 911, or call our telephone number above to speak with an officer. Stay awesome 😎 ~Officer Brie

***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** --What to do when stopped by the police Part 2-- Good Afternoon Buchanan! I know it's a little behind, but here is part two of my three part series. Today I will be talking about what to do when the police stop or approach you while walking or at your home. Lets start with if you are approached by a police officer while you are out walking. The reasons we stop to talk to people are the same as I put in my Part 1 tip of the week. When approached by an officer: -Keep your hands where the officer can see them, and do not put them in your pockets. -Follow instructions given by the officer. -Speak to the officer with the same level of respect that you expect from the officer. -Remain calm and do not escalate the situation. -Do not touch the officer. -Do not run as this may imply that you think you are guilty of something and the officer will likely chase you. -Tell the officer if you have a weapon and do not reach for it. -If the officer has reason to believe that you are armed, then they have a right to pat you down for weapons to ensure everyone's safety. -If asked any questions, answers should be factual to the best of your knowledge as lying to an officer about a serious crime is illegal and has serious consequences. -Your cooperation will greatly reduce the time the officer contacts you. When an officer comes to your home: -If an officer comes to your home it is usually one of these 4 reasons: 1. To interview you or a member of your household as a witness or a suspect to an incident that is being investigated. 2. To serve an arrest warrant. 3. To serve a search warrant. 4. To make a notification. -If they are not in uniform, you can request to see a badge and identification card. -Whenever an officer comes to your door, they should willingly provide ID if requested, and their purpose for being there. - An officer may enter a residence if: 1. The resident gives consent. 2. The officer has an arrest or search warrant. 3. There are emergency circumstances such as pursuit of a fleeing suspect or evidence that may be lost if not immediately seized. 4.Performing a community care-taker function such as first-aid or preventing harm to someone. I know this was a long one, but I had a lot of information to share! Please contact us with any questions or concerns at 269-695-5120. Let me know if there is something you would like tips on and like us on Facebook for more tips of the week! Stay awesome 😎 ~Officer Brie

************************************************ NEW LOCATION FOR CHECKING CANDY! ************************************************ REMINDER: We will be doing candy checks at the City Center at 131 South Oak St. We will be set up in the parking lot to hand out / check candy. If you are unsure of where this is, the City Center is located next to the Commons stage and the Tin Shop Theater. (For those with no GPS). πŸŽƒShare with all of your family and friends! πŸŽƒ

Thank you Aidyn for stopping by the Buchanan City Police Department for a tour! We are excited that it is your dream to become a police officer, and we will continue to encourage you to live that dream. ~Officer Brie 😎

*Possible Scam Alert!* Today (9/20/17) we received calls of a subject going door to door identifying himself with SEMCO energy. He is described as a bald white male subject approximately 5'7" driving a blue or green '90's Dodge Dakota. If you have contact with this subject DO NOT give out your information or sign anything. SEMCO does not send people door to door. Please call us at 269-695-5120 if this person comes to your door.

If you know the owner of this dog please call 695-5120.

NEW LOCATION FOR CHECKING CANDY: We are moving to the city center at 131 South Oak. We will be set up in the parking lot to hand out / check candy.

***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** -What to do when stopped by the Police Part 1- Good Afternoon Buchanan! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Today I will be talking about what to do when you are stopped by the police. This will be a three part series, as there is a lot of information to share with you. Lets start with WHY we stop citizens or vehicles: 1. The person appears to need assistance 2. Traffic violation (Speeding, defective equipment, etc.) 3. The person is suspected of violating the law 4. The person fits the description of a suspect 5. The person has been pointed out as a suspect 6. The person may have witnessed a crime 7. The officer is seeking information about a crime 8. The officer is making a community contact What to do on a Traffic Stop: -When you see a squad car behind you with their lights on, slow down and pull over to the right or onto a side street or parking lot. - DO NOT exit the vehicle, wait for the officer. -Roll down your window and keep your hands on the steering wheel where the officer can see them and if you have passengers, have them keep their hands visible. -Communicate to the officer where your license, registration, and insurance are located before you start reaching around the car for them. -If it is requested by the officer, you MUST provide your license, registration, and insurance. -If asked to exit your vehicle, follow the officer's instructions. -If given a citation, do not debate with the officer on the roadside, there is a legal process in which you can challenge the citation. -If you have a CPL (Concealed Pistol License) or have a long gun for hunting, please notify the officer as to the location of the gun, DO NOT REACH FOR THE GUN. Simply notify the officer and follow instructions. -Your vehicle can be searched with your consent OR if the officer has probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime in the car. If you follow these simply directions, it helps keep you safe, and the officer safe on every traffic stop. Please understand that we have a tough and dangerous job. If we ask you to do something, it is mainly for our safety and for yours. We do not know every person we stop, or what they are going to do, so please keep this in mind when interacting with a police officer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the Buchanan City Police Department. Our phone number is 269-695-5120. Like us on Facebook for more tips of the week! Stay awesome and have a good week! ~Officer Brie 😎