Grand Ledge Police Department

  • Agency: Grand Ledge Police Department
  • Address: 310 Greenwood, Grand Ledge, 48837 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Grand Ledge Police Department is located at 310 Greenwood, Grand Ledge, 48837 MI. The Grand Ledge Police Department phone number is 517-627-2115.

Grand Ledge Police Department News

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Last week we started No Shave November to raise money for cancer research at St Judes Children's Hospital. We'll update as the facial hair starts getting out of control.

With the recent tragedy in Indiana where 3 young children lost their lives while crossing the road to get on their school bus, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of their obligation to stop for school buses with their red lights activated. We also encourage extra precaution around all pedestrians, especially near schools and bus stops.

Let the games begin!! Tomorrow we start no shave November, with a mission to crush our competition!! Helps us help others!

Happy Halloween, we better get treats because you don't want our tricks!

The Grand Ledge Police Department and the Grand Ledge Fire Department will be participating in No Shave November again this year. Our Officers are being allowed to forgo shaving for the month of November as long as they make a donation that will go to help the fight against Cancer. Each year we have a friendly competition with the Grand Ledge Fire Department to see which department can raise more funds. This year the funds collected by GLPD and GLFD will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. If you would like to make a donation feel free to stop by the police department and we will be happy to add your donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. So starting November 1st and until Midnight of November 30th our officers may look a little scruffy. Please forgive them. They are raising awareness and helping in the fight against Cancer.

This Saturday, October 27th you can bring your unused, unwanted or expired drugs for disposal at the Police Dept between 10 am and 2 pm. We can only take pills, no liquids or sharps.

We'd like to congratulate Ofc. Sara Devereaux on her advancement to full time status. Ofc. Devereaux has been part time with the department since February of 2017. We're sure she'll have no problem hitting the ground running!

Last night at city council Thomas Osterholzer was introduced as the new Chief of Police. This morning he was sworn in and will start learning the ropes as the new guy. Chief Osterholzer comes to Grand Ledge from the city of Burton where he retired after 27+ years, the last 7 as their Chief. We invite everyone to say hello if you see him out and about or stop in the office to greet him.

THIS DOG HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH THEIR OWNER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. We found this sad puppy in the Meijer parking lot, tired, hungry and lonely. We had to take it to Eaton County Animal Control where it happily ate some food. If you know the owner they can rescue it there.

Tomorrow Michigan's 3 foot passing law goes into effect for vehicles attempting to pass bicyclists. You must give at least 3 feet when you can safely pass a bicyclist. For more information on the bill visit http://www.lmb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1127:michigan-s-safe-passing-law-faq&catid=114&Itemid=94

This Sunday morning you will see lots of people out and about kayaking on the river, as well as running and biking on the road. It is all part of the Grand Adventure Race and we ask that you pay attention and help keep the participants safe. No roads will be closed but there will be cones, saw horses and lots of volunteers at intersections to help guide the competitors. We hope you slow down and give them safe passage if you pass them. https://www.glgrandadventure.com/

question: Am i allowed to park on city streets in Grand Ledge between 2a and 5a? Answer: No Question: Where is it posted that Parking is prohibited on Grand Ledge City Streets between 2a and 5a? Answer: Only on Main roads leading into the City of Grand Ledge ie. M-100 Question: How can i pay a parking ticket Answer: In person, by mail, or a drop box located near city hall. Credit Card payments are not available.

Last week Grand Ledge Public Schools put out a very informative letter regarding the vaping trend and how there are many health risks that are often glossed over by the industry promoting it. Please research for yourself the dangers that this activity involves.

Don't forget this Friday is the Homecoming parade so plan your travels accordingly for the closed roads. The parade starts near the Fire Barn at 5:30 pm and will travel south down Bridge St then turn onto Jenne St to end at the High School. Please make alternate travel plans on your way home, or better yet, show up and support all the teams and clubs and groups in the parade.

We'd like to thank Beau of Midwest Coast Fabrications for the donation of all these wonderful snacks for our officers. Definitely a nice way to greet a Monday.

We are proud to announce that at last week's Caring Neighbor Day celebration we won the popular vote in the cook-off against the Fire Dept. Special thanks to Ofc. Read for doing the majority of the cooking, Ofc. Fewer for organizing and Ofcs. Crabtree, Devereaux and Ellis for serving. We'd also like to thank Aggie Maes Bakery, Cugino's and Pancho's Taqueria food truck for donating some great food.

A local citizen just dropped off a Grand Ledge Comet Football helmet that he found in the Middle of M-100 last night. If it yours or you know who it belongs to, give us a call. 5176272115

We are 2 hours away from the start of the Caring Neighbor Day Celebration at Jaycee Park. Come on down and vote for our pulled pork over the Fire Dept. (5 pm to 7 pm) Lots of activities followed by Global Village for Music in the Park. https://www.grandledgechamber.com/caring_neighbor_day.php

Today was Martin Underhill's final day as Grand Ledge's Chief of Police, a second career that spanned 22 years. From all of us here at GLPD we wish him a happy retirement and heartfelt thanks for his decades of leadership.

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Another school related issue we need to highlight is over at Beagle. There is a lot of traffic congestion with pickup and drop off but we cannot have the road blocked so buses and emergency vehicles cannot get through. As you can see in the attached pictures there is a very nice sidewalk from the large parking lot next to the track which is a short walk to the main entrance. We strongly encourage parents use this rather than sitting in traffic waiting for the shortest walk possible from the car door to the building. It will ease traffic congestion and add a little exercise to everyone's day.

We survived the first day of school. Friday we posted a reminder about not passing buses when the red lights are activated. Today we apparently need to remind everyone of your responsibly to stop for the crossing guards. Please pay attention at all crosswalks and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks and stop for crossing guards with handheld stop signs.

School is about to start again. August 20th for Grand Ledge Public Schools. You will be seeing lots of school buses and kids. Please pay extra attention and help us keep everyone safe. Some tips are listed below and attached to this notice. Prepare to stop when a bus has yellow lights flashing. Stop for buses when red lights are flashing, Slow down in, or near, any school or residential areas. Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds. Watch for children between parked cars and other objects School buses are like traffic signals: When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution School bus safety tips for students: Always stay in sight of the bus driver Don't hurry off the bus; check traffic first Don't go back to the bus after exiting Sharing the Road with School Buses: If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus Be alert; children can be unpredictable Those who pass stopped school buses may be charged with civil infractions carrying a civil fine of between $100 and $500 and up to $100 in costs. Violators may also be required to perform up to 100 hours of community service at a school. Points on your License – If you’re found guilty of failure to stop for a school bus, you will have 3 points added to your Michigan driver’s license. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgcm0K8_us