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Shop with a Hero!

Davison City Police, along with Davison Township Police, Richfield Township Police, and Davison/Richfield Fire Department, in conjunction with Meijer, hosted another "Shop with a Hero" program.  On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, children throughout the Davison school district were able to shop for Christmas gifts with either a police officer or a fire fighter.  Meijer provided a debit card to each child so they could purchase gifts for their families.  What a great way to make Christmas a little brighter for our community!

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Shop with a Hero!

Davison City Police, along with Davison Township Police, Richfield Township Police, and Davison/Richfield Fire Department, in conjunction with Meijer, hosted another "Shop with a Hero" program.  On Thursday, December 15, 2011, children throughout the Davison school district were able to shop for Christmas gifts with either a police officer or a fire fighter.  Meijer provided a debit card to each child so they could purchase gifts for their families.  What a great way to make Christmas a little brighter for our community!


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Davison Police "Helmet Day"

Please click here for a video about the Davison Police Helmet Day!

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3rd Annual Bicycle Rodeo!

On May 22, 2010, Al’s Quick Release Bicycle Sales and Service along with Davison City Police hosted the 3rd Annual Bicycle Rodeo.  There was an excellent turnout, with approximately 50 children in attendance.  Kids from the Davison area were able to enter for a chance to win one of the two bicycles given away that day.  The winners of the bicycles were Graham Borton and Emily Rose.  Along with the bicycle drawing, kids were able to play in the bounce house, ride their bicycles in the rodeo, and enjoy free hotdogs and refreshments.  Davison Police Department would especially like to thank Al’s Quick Release Bicycle Sales & Service and Kroger.


 Officer Paul Clolinger announcing a winner of one of the bicycles.


 The winner of last year's bicycle, Madison Alfaro, drew this year's winners.


 Officer Clolinger with this year's winners, Emily Rose and Graham Borton.

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Reverse 911

Reverse 911 is a notification tool through which you can be contacted by various governments (such as the City or the Genesee County 911 Communications Center) of situations that may have an impact on you. It can be used to notify the public of significant incidents effecting local neighborhoods and specific geographic areas within the County.

With the trend of many residents to use cellular or Internet phones or to maintain an unlisted telephone number, residents must inform the Genesee County Communications Center of those telephone numbers if they wish to receive any notifications through those telephones.

Please complete this form if you would like to add or delete your land-line or cellular phone information.  If you have any questions, please contact Davison City Police at 810.653.4196.

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School's In!

Area schools are back into session on Tuesday, September 8. This means that children will be walking in the morning and afternoon to and from school. Please be more alert when driving, especially around schools and designated crosswalks. Be patient when dropping-off or picking-up children from schools. The Davison Community School District has developed traffic patterns at each school to minimize the congestion due to so many cars. Over the first few weeks of school, the Davison Police Department will be closely monitoring the traffic in the vicinity of the schools to ensure student safety. Support your students and the Davison Community Schools. Go Cardinals!

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No Drugs Detected in School Buildings After Canine Search

May 15, 2009

Press Release from Davison Community Schools:


There were no drugs detected in school buildings during a routine search conducted Wednesday at Davison Middle School, Davison High School and Davison Alternative Education.  Drug-detecting dogs from Interquest Detection Canines, however, “hit” on about 10 student vehicles, resulting in the confiscation of a small amount of marijuana and tobacco products, which will result in the appropriate level of disciplinary action. Searches of motorized vehicles on school grounds are legal and signs posted throughout the high school parking lots notify motorists that their cars are subject to search in order to maintain the safety and security of students, staff, visitors and school property. The Student Code of Conduct prohibits the use or possession of tobacco and drugs on school grounds.


“We are a drug-free zone by state law and the use of canines for such searches is common in Davison schools and schools throughout the country,” said Superintendent Clay Perkins.  The search, coordinated by school personnel and police officers from Davison Township and the City of Davison police departments, was conducted by Texas-based Interquest Detection Canines.  Dogs are trained to detect illicit drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroine; alcohol; gun powder; medication; and residual odors.  “We are especially pleased that the dogs found no improper prescription medicine on school property,” Perkins said.  Over the past two years, school officials have noticed an increasing number of student disciplinary cases related to possession and/or distribution of prescription medications.  That prompted school staff, along with area doctors, dentists, pharmacists and law enforcement officials, to form the Davison Area Prescription Drug Task Force.  The purpose of the Task Force is to educate students, parents, patients and the community about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.  The Task Force is currently working with DTV to produce a video for students about the consequences of possessing, distributing or using prescription drugs on school property. 


Perkins said the district intends to continue its practice of bringing in the drug-detecting dogs.  “It’s proven to be an effective deterrent to students not to bring illegal substances onto school grounds,” Perkins said.  “Parents should be reassured that they are sending their kids to a school where we are making it as safe as possible.  One of those ways to do that is to do everything in our power to make sure the schools are drug free.”




Michelle Edwards

Communications specialist

(810) 591-0852


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Spring Safety

The enjoyable spring and summer weather finally appears ot have arrived. With that weather, more people, especially children, will be active outdoors. Please consider the following safety recommendations.

  • Drivers should be more aware of motorcycles and bicycles.
  • Drivers should also be aware of children playing in streets or parking lots.

If you have a pool, please be aware of some general buidling code requirements. In-ground pools require at least a four-foot fence around the pool. Above-ground pools (with water depth of more than two-feet) require a four-foot barrier (the sides of the pool can be used to meet this barrier need) and an ability to secure access- a lockable or removable ladder. For specific details, please contact the City's Building Inspector. Please also properly maintain the pool to prevent unsightliness and breeding grounds for insects.

Recreational burning is allowed within the City, but such burning must be within an approved UL- container, including a grate and lid, and no closer than ten feet to a building. No permit for these fires are required. Refuse and yard waste may not be burned. For more information about recreational burning, please contact City Hall or the Fire Department.


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Police Advisory

Chief Brandon and the Davison Police Department urge community residents to be aware of an ongoing mail scam. Unsolicited checks are mailed to residents, asking the resident to cash the check, retain a portion of the check's value, and send the balance to a different address. When the check is processed, though, it "bounces," and the unsuspecting resident is then charged the entire amount of the check by his or her financial institution. Do not fall victim to this, or other, scams. Remember the axiom: if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Protect yourself and your identity. 

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Davison Police Department

200 E. Flint Street, Suite 1
Davison, Michigan 48423
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 810.653.4196
Fax: 810.653.3591

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm


Bill Brandon, Police Chief


"Protecting Today to Preserve Tomorrow"

Our Mission Statement
"To maintain peace and order through the provision of police services that are of the highest quality and responsive to the needs of the community. We will contribute to the safety and security of the community by apprehending those who commit criminal acts; by developing partnerships to prevent, reduce, or eliminate neighborhood problems; and by providing police services that are fair, unbiased, judicious, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals."


Bill Brandon was appointed as Police Chief in September, 1994. A Davison High School graduate, he served in the Genesee County Sheriff's Department for twenty years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant, commanding such units as the Patrol, Traffic, Contract, and Marine Divisions of the Sheriff's Department. Before serving in Davison, Chief Brandon served as the Police Chief in neighboring Richfield Township from 1993 to 1994.

As the Police Chief of the Davison Police Department, let me welcome you to our website.  Our department is responsible for law enforcement within the City of Davison.  It is my strong personal belief that a police department should do more than just enforce laws and arrest criminals.  They should do their very best at helping people.  This is one reason that our agency has adopted a philosophy of community policing.  We have placed an emphasis on forming partnerships with groups and individuals in an attempt to reduce the number of problems within our community.

Being more accessible to the community through different patrol methods has proven effective.  Scout tours, participating in the Pumpkin Festival and the Community Expo, driver's training and other school presentations have provided us the opportunity to get to know the people that we are responsible for protecting.  Earning and maintaining the community's trust is our #1 goal.

Please check out our website and let us know what you think.  I would welcome your email at

Thank You,
Bill Brandon, Police Chief




We are very fortunate in Davison to have a wealth of law enforcement experience.  The average employee has 15 years in their chosen field.  Our agency has a reputation throughout the area as being tough on crime but helpful to those in need.  Several officers are or have been youth sports coaches, members of civic organizations and active in their community.  Four employees of Davison Police Department are actually graduates of Davison High School: Police Chief Bill Brandon, Lieutenant Dave Gilbert, Officer Don Harris, and dispatcher Katie Koepke.

Chief Bill Brandon                          Lieutenant Dave Gilbert

Detective Don Harris                     Officer Greg Pray

Officer Matt Banks                          Officer Kevin Kravat

Officer Bill Skellenger                    Office Manager Katie Koepke



There are many times when police officers need assistance.  We can't be everywhere.  For example, at traffic crashes, people give eyewitness information that helps determine who ran the light.  This sort of information helps the police get to the truth.

This page is designed to allow members of the public to offer information to help us to do our job in dealing with those people who commit crimes or may have warrants out for their arrest.  It is our hope that people leaving information will also leave their name, address, phone number, etc.  This is so we can confirm the information provided but it is not necessary.  To leave information for us to follow up on or turn over to the proper authorities, please email your information to Detective Don Harris.



Davison City Police Department’s FAQs



What are the hours of operation?


The Davison City Police Department is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.  You may contact this office at 810.653.4196 or by coming into the office located at 200 E. Flint St. Suite 1.  However, if you need an officer after 4pm or on the weekend, you may call 911.  Davison City Police Officers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


How do get in contact with City Hall or the Department of Public Works (DPW)?


You can contact City of Davison offices Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm at 810.653.2191, or feel free to come into the office located at 200 E. Flint St. Suite 2.  


Which Police Department do I contact if I don’t live in the City of Davison?


It is a possibility you may live in Davison Township or Richfield Township since the actual City of Davison is only about one square mile.  Remember, if you have an emergency please call 911.  Non-emergency phone numbers for the other Police Departments:

  • Davison Township Police Department: 810.653.5656
  • Richfield Township Police Department: 810.653.3565
  • Michigan State Police: 810.732.1111


How much does the Davison Police Department charge for services?


  • Accident Report                      $10.00
  • Police/Incident Report             $10.00
  • Fingerprints (Federal only)       $20.00
  • Vehicle Release Form              $25.00
  • FOIA Request                         $20.00
  • Drug Test Kit (Multiple)           $20.00
  • PBT (Daily)                               $5.00
  • PBT (30 Day Period)               $75.00
  • Notary Fee                                $5.00


Where do I pay traffic fines?


Traffic fines are collected at the 67th District Court located at 200 E. Flint St. Suite 3, Davison, MI 48423.  The Honorable John L. Conover and Magistrate Cora Gregory preside.  The Court’s phone number is 810.653.4126.


If you received a citation within the City of Flint you will need to contact 68th District Court at 810.766.8968.


What is the fine on my traffic ticket?


The Court sets the fines and costs on traffic tickets.  You may contact the Court at 810.653.4126 for any questions you may have.


How do I report a crime?


For emergencies dial 911.  For non-emergencies, call us at our office 810.653.4196, or you may come to our office at 200 E. Flint St. Suite 1, Davison, MI 48423.


How do I report a suspicious situation?


You may report suspicious activity by telephone, in person, by writing us a letter, or by emailing Detective Harris:


Does the City of Davison have a curfew for minors?


Yes!  The City of Davison has a Minor’s Curfew Ordinance (660.01) which states:  No person under the age of seventeen years shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play, pleasure ride, park or be in or on any type of vehicle in, on or about any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground or other public grounds, public places, public buildings, vacant lots, places of amusement or entertainment or other unsupervised places in the City, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official City time, except that on Friday and Saturday nights such prohibition for persons fifteen and sixteen years of age shall be between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official City time. However, the provisions of this section do not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is going to, attending or coming directly from a legitimate church, Municipal or school function, or to a minor whose lawful employment makes it necessary that such minor be in, on or about the places herein set forth within the prohibited hours contrary to the provisions hereof.


Where may a victim of crime turn for help?


After the police investigation, you may want to contact Crime Victim Assistance at 810.257.3493 for legal rights, information and support.  Emergency and medical services are available to you, if needed.  Victim Compensation Benefits may be available to you.  You may write to Crime Victim Compensation Board at P. O. Box 30026, Lansing, MI 48909.


How do I get a handgun purchase permit?


We only supply handgun purchase permits for residents of the City of Davison.  Minimal factors include: you must be 21 years of age if buying from a dealer or 18 years of age if you are buying from a private owner, you must NOT have any felony convictions and have not been adjudged insane or mentally incompetent.  There are other factors that may prohibit you from obtaining a handgun purchase permit.  You must come into our office between Monday and Friday during business hours.  Please bring your driver’s license when you come.  There is a $5.00 notary fee for the permit.


If you don’t live in the City of Davison, you must obtain your handgun purchase permit through the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department.  They are located at 1002 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI.  Please call 810.257.3418 for office hours.


What is the seat belt law in Michigan?

Michigan's seat belt law allows Police Officers to stop a motorist solely for not wearing a seat belt in the front seat of a vehicle. The law also allows Police Officers to stop a motorist if a child age 4 through 15 is not properly restrained, no matter where they are riding in a vehicle. The law also requires all children under the age of 8 to be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat or booster seat, unless 4'9" tall.

The child passenger safety law covers children up through age 15. Children from birth through age 8 must be in a child safety seat or booster seat, unless 4'9" tall. Children who are 8 years old but less than sixteen years old must use a safety belt in all seating positions.

For more information on safety belts, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website at


What is a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?


A personal protection order (PPO) is an order issued by the Court.  It can protect you from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding, or stalking by another person.  The order can also prohibit him/her from entering your premises and from removing minor children unless the removal is part of Court-ordered visitation.


There are two types of PPOs:

1.        Issued only after the other person has been notified that you have filed for a restraining order and after a Court hearing has been held.

2.        Issued without notifying the other person and with no Court hearing.  This is called an ex parte order.


To file a PPO:

  • An attorney is not necessary in this process.
  • County Clerk’s office can provide a “do-it-yourself” personal protection order packet, or you can pick up a PPO information pamphlet at out Police Department.
  • The packet will contain necessary forms and instruction to request a hearing.
  • In case of immediate danger, ask the clerk for an ex parte order form to complete.
  • PPO goes into effect as soon as the Judge signs it.
  • Clerk’s office will provide a copy to local police do that it can immediately be entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.


Family Violence Hotline: 800-996-6228


How do I acquire a Personal Protection Order?


You may receive a personal protection order only if you are a victim of domestic violence or stalking.  PPO applications are available from the county clerk’s office in the county Courthouse at 900 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48503.  The phone number is 810.257.3225.







Safety Tips




Residential Tips for Inside the Home


·        Lock your doors even when you are home

·        Use deadbolt locks on all exterior doors

·        When inside, keep storm doors locked to create a barrier with anyone on the outside

·        Leave garage doors closed at all times

·        Do not leave purses, money or any other valuables in plain view of windows such as countertops or tabletops within the home

·        Do not allow a stranger into your home.  If someone asks you to use your phone, make them wait outside and make the call for them through the door




Residential Tips for Outside the Home


·        Leave outside lights on at night to illuminate dark areas

·        Do not leave bicycles in plain sight, unattended

·        Keep bushes trimmed away from the house and windows as they make good hiding places

·        Stop all mail and paper deliveries when on vacation or away for the weekend

·        Contact the local police department to conduct a “Vacation Check” on your home while you are away

·        Get to know your neighbors, be observant of suspicious or unknown persons and vehicles in the area and call 911




Fraud Tips


·        Never give out Social Security numbers, Drivers License numbers, or an personal information over the Internet or phone unless you know exactly who you are giving the information to

·        Do not pay for something merely because you will receive a “free gift”

·        Check out unsolicited offers with the Better Business Bureau, local Consumer Protection Agency, or State Attorney General’s Office before you agree to send money

·        Remember – “If it’s too good to be true, it is!”

·        To stop many unsolicited calls, put your phone number on the National “Do Not Call” registry

·        If you receive a call that you do not want, ask the company to put you on their own “Do Not Call” list.  They are obligated not to call you back.

·        When throwing away garbage, be sure to shred any important documents that may have any person information on it so it is unreadable




Vehicle Tips


·        Lock car doors and never leave keys in the vehicle

·        Do not leave cell phones, CD’s, tapes, purses, and other valuables in view within the vehicle

·        Never give a stranger a ride in your vehicle.  If someone needs help call 911

·        If your vehicle breaks down on the highway, DO NOT leave the vehicle.  Turn on your hazards and call 911 and wait for assistance




Computer Tips


·        Keep your identity private: never give out your real name, telephone number, Social Security Number, or personal information that someone could use to determine your actual online identity

·        Never respond to emails from someone that you do not know, with a strange forward subject lines or emails that are hostile, belligerent or inappropriate.  Delete them immediately without opening them!  They may contain viruses

·        Be sure to use current and updated anti-virus and anti-spam software and run daily computer checks

·        Use either routers or firewalls to keep out hackers

·        Don’t fall victim to virus hoaxes that may cause you to accidentally delete perfectly legitimate files (see Hoax Encyclopedia at

·        Be aware of internet scams (see email scams at

·        Beware of Instant Messages that may carry worms or Trojans that may cause computer infection

·        Check out the latest software that can protect you and your family from inappropriate images that bombard computer screens, such as “i-c what u-see”

·        If you allow your child access to the Internet, please monitor their activities and speak to them about the dangers of Internet predators






Vacation Check Tips




The Davison City Police Department offers vacation checks to City residents, at the homeowner’s request, to better serve the needs of our community


The Police Department and the community need to work together to prevent break-ins while the owner is away for extended periods of time


If you would like a vacation check for your residence please call Davison City Police at 810.653.4196, or visit the office located at 200 E. Flint St., Davison, between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday


It is recommended that the homeowner follow these simple steps in order to better safeguard their home:


·        Cancel your newspaper

·        Put a hold on all mail (forms may be obtained at the United States Postal Service Offices)

·        Ask a neighbor to collect leaflets left on the door

·        Ask a neighbor to bring in trash cans from the roadway

·        Possibly arrange for the grass/lawn to be mowed in your absence

·        Possibly arrange for snow removal (driveway/sidewalks) from the premises in your absence

·        Leave emergency numbers with the people chosen to watch your residence

·        Remove messages on the home answering machine stating that you will be away

·        Secure doors, windows, points of entry for animals, and turn off the garage door opener

·        Never leave a key outside, under a mat or “fake rock”, or under a flower pot

·        Ask a neighbor to park their vehicle in your driveway to make it look like the house is occupied

·        Set automatic timers to turn on and off lights in the evening around the same time you would normally be in the home










Here are some useful telephone numbers:


  • Davison/Richfield Fire Department (Non-Emergency):  810.653.5671
  • Genesee County Animal Control:  810.732.1660
  • Davison Post Office:  810.653.2424
  • Davison Secretary of State:  888.767.6424
  • Davison Township Offices:  810.653.4156
  • Davison Dial-A-Ride:  810.780.8910
  • DNR (Department of Natural Resources):  989.871.4748
  • FANG:  810.233.3689
  • FBI:  810.239.5775
  • Genesee County Jail:  810.257.3426
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Department:  810.257.3406



Community Policing Services

Gun Lock Giveaway Program

Bicycle Safety Program

Reading with Kids

Shop with a Hero



Davison 67th District Court

Davison Community Schools

Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT)

Michigan State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Michigan's New Concealed Weapons Law

Michigan's Public Sexual Offender Registry

New Child Seatbelt Law





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