New Buffalo Police Department

  • Agency: New Buffalo Police Department
  • Address: 224 W. Buffalo St, New Buffalo, 49117 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 269-469-1593
Fax: 269-469-2110

New Buffalo Police Department is located at 224 W. Buffalo St, New Buffalo, 49117 MI. The New Buffalo Police Department phone number is 269-469-1593.

New Buffalo Police Department News

*****NOTICE***** **HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES** Sunday October 28th New Buffalo will be having the Halloween Parade, followed by Trick or Treating throughout the community. North Thompson street will be closed between 2pm and 3pm. As it will be the meeting location for the costume Judging, and the start location for the Halloween parade. Parade will begin at 3pm and will be going from North Thompson st. and ending at the New Buffalo City Fire Department on Harrison St. Trick Or Treating will begin immediately following the Parade between 3:30pm to 5:30PM As there will be lot's of people out on foot we recommend parking your vehicles near the fire department, or at the parade start location and walking. City Police will be out insuring a safe environment for all residents and guests. As always if you see something suspicious please call 911.

*****Public Service Announcement***** ***Downed Power Line Safety*** With the high winds and storms over this past weekend, the Berrien County Area experienced lots of power outages, and downed lines. We would like to share one of our officers experiences as a reminder to use caution when around power lines. Officer Voytovick responded to a line down call on Saturday, while blocking off the surrounding area the line came in contact with a piece of metal and exploded. Everyone is OK and safe!! Let this serve as a reminder that power lines are very dangerous and you should never approach ANY LINE that is on the ground, weather it appears live or not. You should also never approach or touch any object that is tangled, or touching a power line weather it is on the ground or still suspended in the air. If you see any Downed or low hanging line call 911 immediately.

NBAS is closed Monday 22nd due to power outage.

***INFORMATION*** During the early morning hours of 10/6/2018 two (2) City owned benches were destroyed in front of Rosie's Restaurant at 128 N. Whittaker. If you have any information that would assist officers during this investigation please contact New Buffalo City Police at 269-469-1593.

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Thank you Nates Dronography for capturing the true beauty of New Buffalo.

Information regarding stopping/standing/parking in roadway on All city Roadways. 257.675 Stopping, standing, or parking of vehicle (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section and this chapter, a vehicle stopped or parked upon a highway or street shall be stopped or parked with the wheels of the vehicle parallel to the roadway and within 12 inches of any curb existing at the right of the vehicle. 257.676b Interference with normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic prohibited (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person, without authority, shall not block, obstruct, impede, or otherwise interfere with the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic upon a public street or highway in this state, by means of a barricade, object (VEHICLE), or device, or with his or her person. This section does not apply to persons maintaining, rearranging, or constructing public utility facilities in or adjacent to a street or highway. Additional Information on Parking Laws can be found at

New Buffalo City Police was picked for MCOLES cruiser of the week. Huge thank you to Nates Dronography for the awesome picture, and MCOLES for the spotlight.

On Saturday May 19, 2018, the US Coast Guard based out of Michigan City, IN held their annual open house. As in years past, they invited the City of New Buffalo Marine Division to attend, which we gladly obliged. Over the years, the NBPD Marine Division has worked closely with the USCG to keep the shores along Lake Michigan Safe. We have trained with them, and continue to do so in our quest to our make the lake shore the greatest vacation destination that it can be. We were able to display our Marine patrol boat, and the tow vehicle, which was a big hit. Our Marine Patrol will be utilized throughout the summer and at various events along lakefront. Look out for the gentlemen below and thank them for their service!

SPRING CLEAN-UP The City of New Buffalo requires all motor vehicles stored outside be legally plated and not missing any major components. Code Enforcement officials along with the City Police will be strictly enforcing this ordinance. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions regarding this, please call NBPD at 269-469-1593.

Always Be Aware!

Thank you Officer Voytovick for the awesome picture. You really do see life with a different view. Keep doing what you do!

April 26, 2018 NOTICE TO CITY OF NEW BUFFALO WATER CUSTOMERS **BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFT NOTICE** NEW BUFFALO, MI Water Customers of the City of New Buffalo were notified on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 of a possible problem with the drinking water due to low pressure resulting from a number of water main breaks. Residents were advised on April 24, April 25 and April 26 to boil the tap water before using as a precautionary measure until repairs were made and testing results show the water quality to be safe. The City of New Buffalo is now pleased to report that the repairs have been completed and subsequent water quality testing shows the water quality to be safe. THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS LIFTED and it is no longer necessary to boil your water before using. The following measure is recommended at this time: Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service line connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main if your water has not been in use during the 3 days listed. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience. If customers have any questions they can contact City Hall during business hours at 269-469-1500. Residents can also visit the City of New Buffalo website at for further information and if they are interested in getting on our notification list which is on our home page. Ken Anderson Water Superintendent (269) 469-1500

April 24, 2018 NOTICE TO CITY OF NEW BUFFALO WATER CUSTOMERS The City of New Buffalo water system is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory due to numerous water main breaks that occurred on April 23, 2018. The water system experienced low pressure in many areas of its water system. All leaks have been repaired and bacteria testing has been initiated by the Water Department. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean that you should take precaution and boil your water before use. Water must be brought to a rolling boil for three minutes for the following: cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption. RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED. Ken Anderson Water Superintendent (269) 469-1500

As many of us are familiar with it is now Construction season in Michigan. The New Buffalo City Police understand that it can be an inconvenience and a hassle to follow all the detours. These are set to ease the flow of traffic, and ensure the safety of everyone. We would like to remind the public that it is Michigan state law to follow the detours and not drive around, or through traffic control devices such as barrels, and barricades. These work Zones will be strictly enforced. Whittaker St. is set to be finished by Memorial weekend and the city has begun some much needed road improvement projects. The limits of street resurfacing include the following locations. These locations are subject to change depending on construction progress Water Street from Willard Street to west of Eagle Street Eagle Street from Water Street to US-12 Willard Street from Water Street to Washington Street Oselka Drive from Willard Street to Whittaker Street Clay Street from Willard Street to Whittaker Street Merchant Street from Thompson Street to Wilson Road THANK YOU for your understanding and patience while the city makes these necessary changes.

********PRESS RELEASE******** As of 3/5/18, a suspect was lodged at the Berrien County Jail for an attempted Breaking and Entering at the Barney’s Market, in New Buffalo City. We are working closely with investigators from multiple agencies, including Dowagiac and Cass County, to determine if the suspect may be responsible for other Breaking and Entering’s in the area. As this is an ongoing and active investigation, we will be releasing information as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the New Buffalo Police Department at (269) 469-1593. Police are asking all residents to be alert to suspicious activity in the City.

Introducing Richard ("Rich") Killips, Chief of Police The City of New Buffalo is excited to welcome our new Chief of Police, Rich Killips. His official start date was Tuesday, February 20, 2018, but he has already made substantial contributions to the Police Department and the City’s administration. Rich was born and raised here in New Buffalo and previously worked for the City’s Police Department. His extensive experience encompasses 24 years in SW Michigan including 6-1/2 years with the Pokagon Band Tribal Police. We look forward to working closely with our new Police Chief as he brings a “new direction” to the City’s Police Department and a fresh vision to the fabric of the community.