How do I request a police officer or make a police report?
Dial 911 to request a police officer. For general questions or information you may call 810-227-2700 during general business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm)
Where is the Police Department located?
The City of Brighton Police Department is located at:
440 S. 3rd Street, Brighton MI 48116, between Washington Street and Brighton Lake Road.
Are prisoners housed at the Police Department?
No. All prisoners are transported to the Livingston County Jail, 150 S. Highlander Way, Howell, Michigan. We do have holding cells where offenders are placed on a temporary basis until they can be transported to the jail or bond has been posted. The maximum time the holding cells are utilized is four hours.
Where do I pay tickets?
Parking tickets must be paid at or mailed to the Police Department (Google Map) during regular business hours, or may be mailed in using the envelope provided with the ticket (postage required). Please note, however, that parking tickets NOT paid or contested within 30 days from the date of issue are sent to the court. Tickets must be paid by cash or check. Credit/Debit cards are not accepted.
If you have questions regarding parking violations, please call the Police Department at 810-227-2700 during business hours
All other traffic violations and appearance tickets are paid at the 53rd District Court, 204 S Highlander Way Howell, MI. Please call the 53rd District Court at 517-548-1000
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
Police reports, such as those for traffic crashes, can be picked up at the Police Department 8-4 Monday - Friday. There is a $10 fee. Police reports are not faxed or mailed without prior payment. Reports requested by mail must have a return envelope with the appropriate postage.
All reports are completed within 48 hours and then must go through a supervisor's review. Reports will not be released until the review takes place.
If you have any questions as to the readiness of a report, please call 810-227-2700 during business hours.
How do I dispose of prescription drugs?
The City of Brighton Police Department's headquarters at 440 S. 3rd Street is now serving as one of several Big Red Barrel project delivery points for the safe disposal of prescription drugs. Viisit Livingston County Community Alliance for more information and details about this substance abuse prevention program.
The City of Brighton is happy to support the mission of the Livingston County Community Alliance with a Big Red Barrel at our City's Police Department headquarters.
The Livingston County Community Alliance sponsors and manages a variety of programs and services including but not limited to the Big Red Barrel project. More information about the Alliance's programs and services, please visit their site.
Items Accepted For Disposal
Prescription and non-prescription medications including:
- Pills, Capsules, Tablets etc…
- Loose pills should be in sealed containers such as a zip-lock bag or plastic pill bottle with personal information removed.
- Liquids capped tightly in their container and bagged in zip-lock bag
DO NOT drop off any of the following:
- Sharps (needles)
- Ointments or Creams
- Unsealed liquids
- Pressurized devices such as inhalers
- Glass containers
- Drug paraphernalia
- Any non-medication items
My car was impounded, what do I do now?
Before retrieving an impounded vehicle from the towing yard, an official release form must first be obtained at the Police Department. Persons seeking a vehicle release must provide proof of ownership, proof of ownership and insurance, and photo identification.
A $25.00 administrative fee is required, cash or check.
How do I get real-time alerts and information?
If you would like to recieve alert notifications for emergencies and other events that may impact community safety, please sign up for the Livingston County Emergency Alert System. This system enables the County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as tornadoes and other severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations and other emergencies that may endanger the public.
The Brighton Police Department has partnered with Nixle.com to provide real-time alerts and information to citizens. The program is easy to join. Just go to Nixle and register with your email address and phone number to receive text alerts and email updates from the Brighton Police Department. After registering you will receive a text message that needs to be confirmed, it’s that simple.
Tips for using Nixle
1. Register for both text & email because some informational messages are sent just to email.
2. If you want to limit the agencies that send you messages, follow these steps:
Login to Nixle with email & password
Select the “SETTINGS” tab
Uncheck any agency you don’t want to receive messages from
Or add additional agencies
Does the City allow overnight or long-term parking?
Brighton Code of Ordinances 86-29, Section 8.25 states that is unlawful to park a vehicle on any City street between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day of the week.
Special temporary permission to park overnight may be requested through the Brighton Police Department by calling 810-227-2700 during regular business hours or stopping into the police station. Such permission may be approved based on a legitimate temporary and non-continuing need based on special circumstances such as overnight visitors or driveway repair.
Long-term permission to park overnight may be requested by obtaining an application from the Police Department. Such long-term permission may be granted upon demonstration of an “inability to comply” with the ordinance due to hardship such as a lack of parking provided at the property location. Inability to use a garage due to storage is not considered a hardship qualifying for permission to park on the street overnight. Inconvenience of having to shuffle cars in a driveway is also not considered a basis for hardship qualifying for permission to park on the street overnight. Approved long-term permission requires the payment of a permit fee that may be renewed annually based on showing of continued hardship.
How do I obtain a personal protection order?
A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a court order to protect a victim, or potential victim, of domestic violence or stalking from contact with the abuser. A PPO may be obtained through the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in Howell.
The Livingston County Circuit Court is located at:
210 S. Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843
How do I make a police report?
Making a Police ReportTo make a police report for an incident that occurred in the City of Brighton, please dial 517-546-9111 or stop by the Brighton Police Department during business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports, including accident reports, can be picked up at the Police Department upon payment of the applicable fee during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Copies of routine police reports are generally available 72 hours after being taken. Police reports of cases under active prosecution are not available except with the permission of the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office (517-546-1850).
It is recommended that before coming to pick up a police report, that you call to make sure that the desired report is available for release. Inquiries may be made at 810-227-2700 during regular business hours.
Please note that we are not currently able to accept credit/debit card payments, we accept only cash or check.
How do I inquire about someone that was recently arrested in the City?
Persons arrested by the Brighton Police Department are held only temporarily at the Police Department before being lodged at the Livingston County Jail in Howell. Prisoners are rarely held at the Brighton Police Department more than a few hours before being transported to the County Jail or being released upon posting of bond. Inquiries about prisoners held at the Livingston County Jail may be made at 517-546-2445.