The Olivet Police Department is located at 117 S. Main St. in the back part of City Hall, and is where officers can be reached when not on the road.
The department consists of three sworn officers including the Chief of Police--Paul Weiss. Each sworn officer is MCOLES (Michigan Coalition On Law Enforcement Standards) certified as required by the State of Michigan, and they attend classroom and field training throughout each year to maintain their certification. In addition to the certified officers, the Olivet Police Department has started a Reserve Division, and currently has one active Reserve Officer on the force.
Often times citizens will advise an officer of an issue, after the fact, then say that they didn't think it was an emergency and they didn't want to bother the police. Though the thought is appreciated, our job is to Protect and Serve, and the best way to do that is to respond when an incident or situation is occurring. So if it's not an immediate threat to life or property, we encourage you to call one of the Non-Emergency numbers, and report the situation or incident. You can remain anonymous.
Numbers to call (Click here for a printable version to post by the phone.):
Olivet PD Office (Non-Emerg.) 9AM to 5PM, M-F: 269 749-9961
- Copies of incident/accident reports
- City parking violation issues
- Other general issues / complaints not requiring immediate police response
Eaton County Dispatch (Non-Emergency) after 5PM and on weekends: 517 543-3512, Option 2
Unfortunately the police can't be everywhere at once, and for this reason we humbly request assistance from the public.
Any and all information is welcome, and will be kept confidential. The information you provide may help in an on-going investigation, and lead to the arrest of a suspect. If we were not previously aware of criminal or illegal activity, the information you provide may lead to preventive action by law enforcement.
Please click the link below, and fill-out the form completely. You will not be contacted unless you give us permission to do so.
T.I.P.S. (Taking Information for Public Safety)
THANK YOU for your integrity and concern for your fellow citizens.
Our officers are usually on patrol, and may be tied-up on a call so call ahead or give yourself enough time to go to another PBT site.
Cost:$5.00 per visit - Must have exact amount. Required:Must have picture I.D.
Some Words About Alcohol and Under Age Drinking
Alcohol in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. Many people chose to socialize while consuming different mixtures containing this spirited substance, and do-so without breaking the law or abusing it.
But unfortunately there are people who chose to over-due-it, and allow it to negatively effect their behavior and make bad decisions; often illegal decisions.
Alcohol must be used in moderation if you choose to use it, and NEVER drive a vehicle if you feel you've had too much.
Furthermore, though it is sold legally for consumption, the age limit to consume and/or purchase any alcoholic beverage is 21. The Law is clear on this issue, and enforcement is not only vital, but it's also certain.
The law that addresses Under Age Drinking is:
MCL.436.1703 - "A minor shall not purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor, consume or attempt to consume alcoholic liquor, possess or attempt to possess alcoholic liquor, or have any bodily alcohol content..."
Even though the law is clear on this issue, MIP-Alcohol remains a problem in many towns throughout the country, as well as most college campuses. If you decide to consume alcohol while under the age of 21, you will be held accountable.
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We are fortunate to have served with such a dedicated officer, and loyal friend. You will be missed "Doug."
Parking Ordinance Revisited; REVISED
The seasonal parking restriction imposed November 1st through April 1st of every year has been revised. Please be advised that the restriction will now be imposed and enforced 365 days a year, and is currently in effect. That means that there is no parking on any street in the city between 2am and 6am all year long, and is valid whether an area is signed or not.
Michigan Law and Golf Carts
For a golf cart to be
street legal, it must be
upgraded to have all of
the equipment listed on
the TR-54 Vehicle
Inspection form for
including low beam
headlights, high beam
headlights, tail lights,
brake lights, turn
signals, windshield, windshield wipers, bumpers, seat belts, horn, mirrors, etc.
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