WILLIAMSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Police Department is located at 175 E Grand River Ave. in Williamston. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting any walk-in complaints or questions. If you need to speak with an officer, please contact us at 517-655-4222, fax 517-655-6498. A determination will then be made on how to best handle your situation. If you get voicemail, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
We will no longer be conducting walk-in PBT's until further notice.
We will be determining this on a day-to-day basis and will be watching the State for guidelines and mandatory procedures.
Chief Jim Wolf joined the Williamston Police Department on February 1, 2021 as the new Chief. Chief Wolf retired from Michigan State Police and has over 31 years of law enforcement service. Chief Wolf graduated from Williamston Community Schools, so he knows the community well. He is looking forward to serving the City of Williamston. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Williamston Police Department will check your property/residence while you are away for any length of time. Please complete the form below if you would like your residence checked while you are away. You can fax the form to 517-655-6498 or mail it to Williamston Police Department, 161 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895. Property Check Form (fillable)
•WILLIAMSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT DRUGS DROP OFF
The Williamston Police Department is participating in the Capital Area Take Back Meds/Drugs Drop Off program and now has a drop box for disposal of medications. You can drop off medications Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about what can be dropped off, click here.
•WILLIAMSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, JUNE 2021
Back row (L to R): Reserve Officers Gene Smith, Bob Thompson, Greg Francis, Aaron Clapp, Mitch Nixon, Chad Monroe, Yutaka Benson, Dave Coleman, Amol Shah, and Jeff Ruttman.
Front row (L to R): Officer Dayne Bohn, Officer Don Smith, Admin. Asst. Vonnie Green, Chief Jim Wolf, Officer Joe Pintar, Officer Joe Rutherford, and Officer Michael Pearl
•PARKING ON CITY STREETS:
►There is NO PARKING on any City street from October 1 – March 31 between 2am-5am. This ordinance is in effect even if there is no snow on the ground. Per City Ordinance - Sec. 66-145. If there is a late snowfall (in April) cars will need to be off the streets. This is to allow our DPW workers the ability to remove snow from streets.
►Prohibited Parking – Please see the following about cars parked on sidewalks, crosswalks, and near intersections. The Williamston Police Department will take enforcement action on these violations. Please remember the following, per City Ordinance:
257.676b Interference with normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic prohibited; exception; violation as civil infraction.
(1) 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, or device, or with his or her person. This section shall not apply to persons maintain, rearranging, or constructing public utility facilities in or adjacent to a street or highway.
(2) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
257.674 Prohibited parking; exceptions; bus loading zone; violation as civil infraction.
(1) A vehicle shall not be parked, except if necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the law or the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
a. On a sidewalk.
b. In front of a public or private driveway.
c. Within an intersection.
d. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
e. On a crosswalk.
f. Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, or if there is not a crosswalk, then within 15 feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection of highways.
g. Within 30 feet of the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a highway.
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