Steven DeWitt, Police Chief
Trent Moeggenberg, Officer
Brandon Allen, Officer
Sherrill Houser, Officer
Contact the Police Department at (231) 937-4311 ext 3 or via email to police@howardcity.org

Public Notice of Intent to Dispose of Firearms


If you are claiming ownership of any firearm(s) listed here, please write or call within thirty (30) days of the date of public notice. In addition to your ownership claim, you must be authorized to possess firearms.


If no valid ownership claim is received by HCPD within thirty (30) days of the date of public notice, the firearm(s) listed above will be disposed of according to law.



To protect and serve the citizens of Howard City and Reynolds Township and provide them with the best law enforcement available, by doing this we improve the quality of life for our citizens.


By using quality leadership along with professionalism and extensive, continuing education for all of our officers, we are able to provide the best law enforcement possible to the community.   We use our resources in the most effective ways, which increases the level of services that we can provide. The department believes in being professional and fair in it’s daily duties.   Law Enforcement is a community effort, it is your responsibility as a citizen, and the law, to report crimes and your knowledge of them. We work for you and only together can crime be effectively reduced. Don’t wait until you’re the victim to report what you know.   “ A safe and secure community makes for a strong Community”


The Howard City Police Department provides police services to residents and business in a 36 square mile area.   The Police Department is governed by the Village of Howard City and contracts Police services to Reynolds Township. Together which has a combined population of over 6,000 people.  Howard City is located in what is known as the panhandle of Montcalm County near the center of Michigan, approx. one and half miles east of US 131 and M-82 and approx. 30 miles north of Grand Rapids. We are unique in our close borders with three surrounding counties, which results in mutual aid to all.


Police, Medical, and Fire emergencies call 911

Non-emergency office calls: 1-231-937-4311 ext. 3

Non-emergency Central Dispatch: 1-989-831-5253

Fax: 1-231-937-5831

NOTE: All calls for a police response to your location MUST go through Central Dispatch and not called directly to Howard City.

Howard City Police Department
125 Shaw Street; P.O. Box 510
Howard City, MI 49329