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Your Police Chief


Chief Jeremy Howe was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in September of 2022.  He began his law enforcement career at the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 as a Road Patrol Deputy.  He was then hired by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office, where he created an incredible 18-year career.  Jeremy served as a Road Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Special Response Team Operator, Scuba Diver and an Undercover Narcotics Investigator.  He finished the last 6 years at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office in the position of Undersheriff where he oversaw a 9-million-dollar budget and over 130 staff and support staff personnel.  Jeremy received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Flint and went on to earn his Master’s degree from Wayne State University.  He is also a graduate from the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, as well as a graduate from the FBI – (MPEDS).  Jeremy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Violence (LACADA), The Suicide Prevention Network, Community Mental Health (CMH) and other numerous Law Enforcement Boards.         

The men and women of the City of Lapeer Police Department are properly trained, equipped and prepared to respond quickly to all emergency and daily calls throughout our City.  Through community outreach programs such as; Senior citizen driving programs, Officer in the schools full time (SRO), Bicycle patrol of City Parks and involvement with festivals and special events our officers are ready to provide services and assistance to those we have the privilege to serve.

As with all police departments we cannot do it alone.  Become involved within your community, we need your help in reporting suspicious activity, crimes and traffic problems. Working together we can keep the City of Lapeer a safe place to work, live and enjoy a high quality of life.

Department Specialty Services:

  • K9 Team – Explosive recognition and tracking
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Narcotics Officer
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • AED/CPR Instructors
  • Arson Investigator
  • T.E.A.M. Officers
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Records Division
  • Volunteer Department Service Coordinator