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Houghton Police Department

Greetings from the Houghton Police Department. The City of Houghton, with a population of 7500, is located in the center of the Keweenaw in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. The Houghton Police Department currently maintains a staff of 7 full time officers and some part time officers. It is our goal to maintain a close partnership with the City Council and develop a partnership with our citizens in an effort to provide a safe environment for all.

Residents of the City who will not be home for a few days or a few months and would like the police department to perform a security check can fill out the following form and return it to the police department.

Residential Security Check Request (PDF)

The following make up the staff of the Department:

  John Donnelly
Chief of Police
Nick Roberts
  Daron Kari
Scott Monette
  Jeremy Hill
Nate Kinnunen
  Jason Tormala
Kirk Mills
  Ben Ruohonen
Lindsey Nettell
  Marcy Rajala
Parking Enforcement Officer
Polly Salmi
Office Manager

Employment Application (PDF)

You may contact the Police Dept. by any of the following methods:

Houghton City Police
City Center
616 Shelden Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

906.487.5912 [Phone]
906.482.0353 [FAX]

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