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Hastings Police Department

Chief of Police – Jeff Pratt

The Hastings Police Department is the law enforcement division of the City of Hastings. The department is responsible for the enforcement of Federal and State law, as well as local ordinances. The department serves and protects all persons and property within the City of Hastings.

Lost and Found Property

Found items (such as keys, wallets, cell phones, bikes, etc.) can be turned into the Hastings Police Department. If you have lost property, check the Lost & Found Board in our reception area. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Our front desk number is (269)945-5744.

Emergency Business Contact Forms

The Hastings Police Department maintains emergency contact information for all businesses operating in the City. These forms are vital in the event of an emergency after business hours. If you are a new or current business owner, please update your contact information using the fillable form below and fax or return to HPD. Our fax number is (269)945-4358.

Emergency Business Contact Form

Free Parking Locations

The City of Hastings offers several free parking areas. The free lots are designated by flags labeled Parking Lot 1-8, along with signs regarding hour limits (Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 are all day parking). The parking map can be found at the following link:: Free Municipal Parking Map

Medicine Drop Off Box


Did you know the Hastings Police Department will take your unwanted/expired medications? These items must be safely and properly disposed of, so let us do it for you.

-Leave all medications in the container

-Black out your personal info

-Drop in designated secure lock box


Drop Off Location: 201 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058 – 2nd Floor

Drop Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM

Medicine Disposal

  • Continue to provide emergency response to all life threatening incidents.
  • Continue to respond to all non-life-threatening incidents in a quick and timely manner considering the urgency and priority of the call.
  • Continue to train officers in investigative and patrol areas.
  • Continue community-policing activities as opportunities allow.
  • Continue the use of the police bicycle patrol with the assistance of the reserve unit.
  • Continue to provide the citizens and community of Hastings a safe environment to live and raise their families.
  • Continue and expand in-house training as funding and staffing allows.
  • Continue to send officers to specialized training, as funds allow.
  • Reduce speed-related property damage and personal injury automobile crashes, while promoting safer streets for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Provide Full-time school liaison services to the Hastings Area Schools.

Hastings City D.A.R.E.

This fund supports efforts of the Hastings Police Department to actively educate and encourage students in Hastings Area School District schools to resist substance abuse and violence.

Historically, this fund supported the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The DARE program was suspended for a time until its reinstatement in 2013/2014. The 2014/2015 budget reflects continuing the DARE program utilizing a Hastings police officer part-time. Wages and benefits for the position are included in the Police Department cost center. Expenditures in this fund will be for supplies and training. Learn more here…


Drug Enforcement

This function was first developed in 1987/1988 as a result of a need for funding drug enforcement activities in the City. The original funding was appropriated by the City Council from the General Fund. During 2004/2005, a separate fund was created due to revised accounting regulations.

The fund recognizes revenues in the form of civil forfeitures of cash, personal property, and real property confiscated under State drug statutes. Revenue gained under drug forfeiture statues may only be expended for uses associated with drug law enforcement on a non-supplanting basis.


Provide an effective means of implementing and carrying out drug enforcement activities in the City such that trafficking in illegal substances is reduced and avoided.

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