Community Policing

10302013 - htpd - new police patch - transparent background.fwThe Hamburg Township Police Department believes that the best way to address the needs of the community is to form a close working relationship with the residents, schools and businesses of Hamburg Township. Our officers are strongly committed to being actively involved within the community and are dedicated to providing police service in a manner which fosters confidence, trust and open communication between the community and the police department.

Two community policing initiatives, School Liaison Officers and Team Policing Areas, are employed by the Hamburg Township Police Department as a means to establish and build community relationships.

To report a crime, traffic accident, suspicious activity or to have a Hamburg Township police officer respond to any other call for service including filing a police report please call Livingston County Central Dispatch at 9-1-1 or (517) 546-9111.

School Liaison Officers

Each school within Hamburg Township has a police officer specifically assigned to it. These school liaison officers maintain a regular presence within their assigned schools to address any concerns or issues that may arise and they keep open channels of communication with school officials, parents and students. Additionally, school liaison officers conduct public safety-related presentations and participate in school-sponsored events.

Team Policing Areas

In addition to their regular patrol duties, teams of police officers are assigned to specific sections of Hamburg Township (Team Policing Areas). These teams of officers are responsible for identifying and resolving issues within their assigned areas as well as responsible for engaging the residents and business people within their Team Policing Area. This would include attending neighborhood association meetings, business association meetings and community events.

Hamburg Township is divided into 4 team areas with each area having a supervisor (team leader) and two officers assigned to it.

Community Response Officer

The purpose of the Community Response Officer is to provide a targeted and coordinated response to problem areas, situations and issues within Hamburg Township with the primary emphasis being placed on addressing drug-related problems.

The Community Response Officer serves as the focal point to the police department local enforcement response to drug-related offenses and acts as the department liaison for all community groups and coalitions involved in substance abuse and substance abuse awareness. The officer also works closely with LAWNET on drug cases originating out of Hamburg Township. Additionally, the Community Response Officer initiates investigations into criminal activity as well as assists road patrol officers by conducting follow-up investigations.The Hamburg Township Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for providing police services to Hamburg Township which has a population of 21,165 residents and is the largest municipality in Livingston County.

The Hamburg Township Police Department has 18 full-time police officers who provide police coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and who have a strong commitment to community policing principles.

Officers face unique challenges policing the 36 square miles of Hamburg Township which contains 32 named lakes, a 6.5 mile stretch of the Lakelands Trail and thousands of acres of state recreational land.

Hamburg Township police officers not only enforce criminal and traffic laws but also are called upon to enforce marine and conservation laws. As such, Hamburg Township police officers can be seen utilizing mountain bikes, a Polaris utility vehicle and a 17-foot police boat in addition to police cars to patrol the Township.


10409 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, Michigan 48139 USA

Phone: 810.231.9391
Fax: 810.231.9401

Business Office Hours (Closed Holidays):
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Monday - Friday

10409 Merrill Road
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
48189 USA

Phone: 810.222.1171

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