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Police Department


720 E. Front Street, Suite B

Buchanan, MI. 49107


The Buchanan Police Departments fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard life and property; to protect the innocent against deception; the weak against oppression or intimidation; the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.

The Buchanan Police Department proudly serves the citizens of Buchanan City by providing twenty-four hour, seven days a week, full service police coverage.  Normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; except holidays.  The Police Department covers approximately five square miles, and we are located in the Southwest corner of Berrien County.

The Police Department consists of a Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, two Sergeants, six full-time Patrol Officers, two part-time Patrol Officers, two Code Enforcement Officers and one Civilian Secretary. The department is supplemented by up to 25 Reserves Police Officers and four Police Chaplains.

In addition  to the regular duties of the police department, we participate in a number of special community functions.

Below is a partial listing of some of the events:

  • Fire and Police Department Blood Drive
  • National Night Out
  • Memorial Day Parade 
  • Pizza Hut Fundraiser
  • City Wide Garage Sales 
  • Bicycle Rodeo 
  • Buchanan Farmers' Market 
  • Old Mill Fest 
  • Redbud Challenge 5K Extreme 
  • Berrien County Youth Fair Law Day
  • Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
  • Kindergarten Round Up (Fingerprinting) 
  • September 11, Patriot Day
  • Niles Apple Festival Parade
  • Checking Candy on Halloween
  • Distribute Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Holiday Lighting and Parade
  • Shop with a Cop
  • DARE
  • Car Seat Checks

Non-emergency Phone: (269) 695-5120
Fax: (269) 695-0014

Email Chief of Police