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

Buchanan Trick or Treat! Come see us at 131 S. Oak St for lots of candy! Provided by your local emergency services!

As Halloween falls upon us, we are reminding drivers to be aware of pedestrians...Use caution in residential neighborhoods, adhere to the speed limits and be on the lookout for ghosts and ghouls running about in the streets! Lets make this Halloween a safe one!

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***Officer Brie's Tip of the Week*** Happy Halloween Buchanan! Below I have some safety tips for Halloween! Most Trick-or-Treats still happen while it's dark so it's always a good idea to have safety in mind. I can't wait to see all the awesome costumes! 1. Trick-or-Treat in a group, especially if there are children. 2. Carry a flashlight. 3. ALWAYS look both ways before crossing the street. 4. Wear reflective clothing or use reflective tape on your candy bucket / bag. 5. NEVER enter someone's home that you do not know. 6. Throw away any opened candy or homemade food (unless you know who made it). 7. Drivers, PLEASE slow down in residential areas and watch for people walking across the street. 8. Trick-or-Treaters stay on the sidewalk. 9. Make sure your costume has no safety hazards like long caps you could trip on or flammable fabric. 10. Most importantly....HAVE FUN! We hope you have a safe Halloween and remember that the Buchanan City Police Department, Buchanan City Fire Department, Bertrand Fire Department, and SMCAS will be handing out candy at the City Center, 131 S Oak St, on October 31st from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Always creepin' it real, ~Officer Brie πŸŽƒ

***PRESS RELEASE*** On October 28, 2018 at approximately 11:34am a lone gunman entered a convenience store located at 207 S. Oak in the City of Buchanan. The suspect was described by witnesses as a black male, 5’8-5’9 with a thin build, possibly in his 20’s. He was wearing a red hoodie, face mask, black pants, black gloves, and black boots. He brandished a black handgun. He fled northbound on foot on Oak St, with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported. Buchanan was assisted on scene by the Berrien County Sherriff’s department. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Buchanan City Police Department at 269-695-5120

We need your help in solving a robbery. The individual below was involved. Black male, approximately 5'9", thin build, possibly in his 20's. Anyone with any information, please contact the Buchanan City Police Department. 269-695-5120.

***PRESS RELEASE*** ELIZABETH ANNE DREW FOUND Was found safely at approximately 5:15pm on Saturday October 27th. On behalf of the family, and the Buchanan City Police Department we wish to thank, Berrien County Sherriff, MSP, SMCAS, Buchanan City Fire, Buchanan Township Fire, and all the volunteers that assisted in locating her. Further information is not available at this time, and will be released as it becomes available

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>>>FOUND PROPERTY<<< A ZTE cell phone was turned into the Buchanan Police Department. It was found in the area of Days & Chicago. Please contact the Buchanan Police Department to claim the phone

**This is a reminder for everyone** -PLEASE lock your vehicle when not occupied. -DO NOT leave valuable items in your vehicle when not occupied. -DO NOT leave your keys in your unlocked vehicle. **Remember that suspects check vehicle doors to see if they are unlocked and will take valuable items that are visible**

***UPDATE*** Owner has been located, thank you for sharing! FOUND DOG Female pitbull with with brindle and white coloring and pink color. Please advise if you know the owner, we are waiting on animal control.

Come out and support your local emergency services! Tuesday, October 16th from 5pm to 8pm. If you can't make it, call to have your pizza delivered :)

Shout out to the all the Officers running traffic out of Red Bud, and through the City. They are doing an excellent job! Be patient, as there is still plenty more traffic coming!!

Found doggie...sorry no pictures...dark brown, possible terrier with white belly and paws. Found in the area of the 400 block of Moccasin. Contact Buchanan Police to reunite with your puppy. We DO NOT have posession of the puppy at this time.

Please be aware of heavy traffic predicted in the City of Buchanan, from approximately 4:30PM to approximately 7:30pm. Use alternate traffic routes when possible, and be aware of Officers directing traffic!!!

***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

– The national WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The decision to conduct this test on the backup date was made to help avoid any confusion as hurricane response efforts continue on the USA Eastern coastline. Berrien County Emergency Management is still asking for the public’s help to learn who received the test in Berrien County. The survey on the Sheriff’s Office webpage will remain active for the Oct 3 test. (Direct Link: http://www.berriencounty.org/1513/7780/IPAWS-Test-Survey )

Road Closure – Thursday, Sept 20th Oak Street from Front to Charles Court Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 7:00 am The City has been informed by an I & M contractor that they will be replacing the power pole located on the Southeast corner of Oak and Front Street starting at 7:00 am on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Due to the amount of electrical equipment supported by this pole the replacement project is expected to take until noon on Thursday. A short section of Oak Street will be closed from Front Street to the Mill Race culvert while the replacement pole is maneuvered into place and the contractor transfers the power lines. Power outages are not expected to occur during this project.

Sometime last night someone took the clothing and equipment off of this scarecrow. Please keep an eye out for this clothing, and if you know who is responsible, please contact Buchanan's City Police Department at 269-695-5120. You can also contact us via Facebook message.