Category Archives: Enforcement

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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

Click Here for Michigan Fireworks Safety Act

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Public Notice: Mowing

Category : Enforcement , Ordinances

The Bangor Police Department is now responsible for handling Code Enforcement  in the City of Bangor.

Please keep your property mowed to avoid fines and fees.

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“Zero Tolerance” Dogs at Large

Category : Enforcement

Due to recent events and several dogs at large complaints, the Bangor Police Department now has a “Zero Tolerance” policy in regards to Dogs at Large.

Dog at Large Definition:
An animal is always regarded as being “at large” when it is off its owner’s premises, without a leash, and without a person to control the animal.

Owners of dogs found at large will be subject to a citation up to a misdemeanor.

-Chief Simpson

Michigan Law – Animals at Large:
433.12 Animals running at large prohibited; violation as misdemeanor.

Sec. 2. (1) An animal shall not run at large in this state.
(2) The owner of an animal shall not permit or enable his animal to run at large in this state.
(3) A person other than the owner of an animal shall not wilfully and knowingly enable an animal to run at large in this state.
(4) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. History: 1976, Act 328, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977.

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U Drive. U Text. U PAY!

Category : Enforcement

(Source: Van Buren 911 Dispatch)

Van Buren County is Ready to Crack Down on Texting-Law Violators. During Third National Texting Enforcement Crackdown
Michigan Law Enforcement Joins National Anti-Texting Effort to Save Lives.

During April, law enforcement officers will be stepping up patrols for motorists who text while driving. The national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. High-visibility enforcement campaign has two goals: conduct enforcement of anti-texting laws and advertise these efforts with media and social media outreach to make drivers aware of the enforcement and encourage them to obey the law.

“Driving and texting is not only dangerous and irresponsible – it’s illegal,” said Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott. “Drivers who break our state’s texting law will be stopped and cited.

Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it involves the three main types of distraction:

* Visual – taking your eyes off the road.
* Manual – taking your hands off the wheel.
* Cognitive – taking your mind off the task of driving.

Michigan’s texting law prohibits drivers from reading, manually typing or sending a text message while driving. Violating the texting law can be costly. Drivers convicted of a first offense can be fined $100; subsequent offenses are $200.

Distracted driving statistics paint a grim picture. In 2014, an estimated 3,179 people were killed nationwide and an additional 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to a 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the risk of a crash or near-crash among novice drivers increased with the performance of many secondary tasks, including texting and dialing cell phones.