Van Buren Police Transparency Dashboard
Van Buren Police have and will continue to commit to a strong Police-Community Partnership. Our priority is always to be open and transparent with the community we serve.
With our commitment to transparency in our operations and administration, the Van Buren Police is making the below information easily accessible for review by the public. Public trust and support is essential to good community policing strategies and maintaining accountability. This newly created community dashboard will assist in that continued effort.
Calls for Service Definition
Calls for service are generally represented as calls to “911” for emergency assistance and may also include calls to non-emergency numbers. Each call for service that comes in is assigned a priority based on the type of crime or service that is requested. Traffic stops are not included in the below Calls for Service data.
- Priority 0 and priority 1 calls are the most serious offenses and require the most immediate response. Priority 0 calls include crimes such as Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, and Injury Accidents while priority 1 calls include crimes such as robbery, hit and run accidents, bomb threats and panic alarms.
- Calls that are prioritized 3-9 continue to decrease in their need for immediate response unless there are extenuating circumstances. Priority 3 calls for service include things such as neighbor troubles, animal complaints, civil matters, and weapons violations not covered by higher priority classifications.
- Priority 8 calls include things such as abandon autos and found property.
To view calls for service data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.
A citation or ticket is a legal notice to a person or motor vehicle charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation. The cited person or motor vehicle is the defendant. A citation can be a civil infraction or a misdemeanor depending on the seriousness of the traffic violation. All defendants who receive a citation must respond to the allegations in the citation. When an officer is unable to determine race and gender, the arrest race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.
To view citation data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.
Arrest is defined as when a person is taken into the government’s custody and detained. Michigan Legislature provides a more detailed definition of an arrest. When an officer is unable to determine race and gender, the arrest race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.
To view arrest data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.