Category Archives: Community

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Bangor PD – Stay Home, Stay Safe

Category : Community , Enforcement

Executive Order 2020-21 authorizes critical infrastructure workers and persons engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, to leave their homes for these limited purposes. 

 For this reason, the Bangor Police Department has no plans to randomly stop people or perform any coordinated campaign to inspect businesses to ensure compliance with this order.  With that said, Executive Orders do carry the weight of law and the Bangor Police Department stands ready to enforce any aspect of these orders, if needed.  

However, with the seriousness of this situation, we are confident that citizens will take notice and voluntarily comply, as it is in the best interest of the entire state that we all work together to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19.

There is current 10pm-6am Curfew in Bangor is only advisory at this time.

For up to date info on the Corona Virus from the State of Michigan visit:

-Chief Simpson

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Christmas Parade/No Downtown Parking

Category : Community , Enforcement , Parade

Public Notice:

There will be no parking allowed Downtown Bangor
(From Center St. to Division St. on M-43 HWY) on 12/2/17
from 4:30pm – Until parade is over (Approx. 6:20pm).

This is a Temporary Police Order
Issued Under City of Bangor Traffic Code § 71.01.

Persons violating this Order will be Cited
and their vehicles impounded.

Vehicles will be impounded by:

Harbor Towing

The parade will begin at 6pm on 12/2/17.
Lineup will begin at Appleblossom Drive, the
Christmas Parade will then travel westbound on M-43 to Alexander St.

-Chief Simpson

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Mayor Presents Officer with Certificate of Commendation.

Category : Community , Crime , Enforcement

During the City Council Meeting on 11/20/17 Mayor Nick Householder presented Officer Taylor Freelove with a Certificate of Commendation for his hard work and dedication to the City of Bangor. Officer Freelove has made numerous drug arrests in the past month and is a huge asset to the Department and to our Community.

Congratulations Officer Freelove!

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Fireworks Reminder – City of Bangor

With the 4th of July approaching the Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone that State law prohibits a City from regulating the discharge and use of consumer fireworks the day before, the day of and the day after a national holiday.

The City can only regulate the times between 1am and 8am.

Please be mindful of this when filing a complaint with central dispatch.

-Chief Simpson

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New Body Cams & Radios!

Category : Community

The Bangor Police Department would like to Thank the City Council for approving the purchase of New Radios and Body cameras.

(Source: Bangor Apple Press)

Bangor City Council Approves Police Radios

BANGOR — The Bangor Police Department will soon be aquiring five new state-of-the-art radios and two body cameras, after City Council members approved purchase of the equipment at Monday’s meeting.

GPS devices, software and training come with the body cams, Police Chief Tommy Simpson said. The radios that were proposed for purchase were demonstrated at a recent Homeland Security conference, Simpson said.

Current radios are outdated, and parts are no longer available, Simpson said. The cost of all five radios is $13,245, while the two cameras are $4009.85.

Some discussion ensued over methods of payment for the police equipment. Mayor Nick Householder inquired if the purchase could be made from the general fund, and if millage funds could be used to repay the City. City Manager Regina Hoover stated that the City accountant recommended not taking money from general fund. Mayor Pro-Tem Lynne Farmer and other council members suggested taking a line of credit, after seeking bids. Mayor Householder advised getting three quotes for the best interest rate. There were no further grants available for the purchase, Simpson said.

Proposals to buy the equipment, and to shop for the best loan to pay for the equipment, passed unanimously.

“The budget will be tight next year,” Chief Simpson warned, adding that this year’s budget will be used to make two more car payments on a currently-owned police vehicle. The radios were a timely purchase, while the equipment is available at the current price, Simpson added.

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Bicycle Safety Rodeo – May 17th!

Category : Community

Bangor Branch Library with the Bangor Police and South Haven’s Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle are putting on a Bicycle Safety Rodeo and hope to see you here with your bicycle! Helmets recommended.

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City-Wide Spring Cleanup tomorrow!

Category : Community

The Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone that tomorrow May 13th the City of Bangor will be picking up items set near the road for disposal.

This is part of our City-Wide Spring Cleanup program.

Items need to be out at the road by tomorrow morning.

For a detailed list of what items are accepted and more details please visit:

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Meet our newest Officers!

Category : Community

Matthew Mistretta (Featured Above)

Officer Mistretta formerly served as a US Marine. He has also worked as a firefighter and an EMT. His wife is also a police officer in another community. Officer Mistretta began serving the City of Bangor on Saturday, April 29.


Wyatt Taylor

Officer Taylor graduated from the WMU Police Academy in Fall, 2016. He also works as the JV Football Coach at Bangor Public Schools. “I want to get the youth more involved in the community,” Taylor said. Officer Taylor began serving the City of Bangor about three months ago.

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Join us at Bangor’s Springtime Community Picnic!

Category : Community , PayItForward

Come meet the Officers and let your kids checkout our Police Cars.

Tons of activities!
(All FREE)
Free Burgers and Hotdogs fresh off of the grill!
Movie at Dark
Check the link out for more info…
Contact us if you would like to volunteer or Sponsor the Picnic!
-We are looking for people to help provide tortilla chips & salsa!

Sponsored by:
Bangor Apple Festival
Bangor Community Fire Department
Bangor Public Schools
Bangor Vikings Club
Bangor Police Department
Harding’s Friendly Market
City of Bangor
Pride Care