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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.

Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Deaths on the Rise

Prescription drug and opioid addiction has led to a five fold increase in drug deaths in Michigan since 1999. Governor Rick Snyder has put together a task force to investigate the increase in these deaths. The link below provides some findings based upon the investigation of the team. The link is to an article published by the Detroit News on October 12th 2015.

Lost and Found Property

The Hastings Police Department has several found items that have been turned in to our office.  These items include bikes, keys, cell phones, jewelry, wallets, etc… If you have lost anything in the city please contact the Hastings Police Department.  We also have a lost and found board, located in our lobby with items that have been turned in and where they were found. The Hastings Police Department is open Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm. 269-945-5744.

Emergency Business Contact Forms

The Hastings Police Department along with Barry Central 911 is updating their emergency business contact forms for 2015. The forms are vital in the event of an emergency occurring after business hours in cases of break in or a fire.  Please contact the Hastings Police with any names and phone numbers you wish to be contacted at in the event of an emergency. The forms are also available at the Hastings Police Department by calling and requesting one be faxed to you.  Hastings Police Department office hours are Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm (269)-945-5744.

Free Parking Locations

The City of Hastings is making a change in parking lot number 8 which is located behind the Waldorf Brew Pub. Lot number 8 was previously a 3 hour only parking and now has been changed to all day free parking. There are several free all day parking lots in the city, those lots include;  lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and now number 8.  If you have any concerns about where the lots are located you may pick up a parking map at the Hastings City Police or the City Hall Building located at 201 E. State St.



The Hastings Police Department has a medicine drop off box located on the second floor of the City Hall building. Never flush old or unwanted medications down the drain/toilet, you may bring in your unwanted or expired medications and they will be properly disposed of.  Just leave the medications in the bottle,  black out your name if you wish and drop them in the secured box.  The box is available for drop offs Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm.  201 E. State St. If you have any questions about the drop off box contact us at The Hastings Police Department.


  • 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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