Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the hours of operation at the police department?
How do I report a crime?
How do I get a copy of a Police Incident or Accident Report?
Does Grand Blanc Township have a curfew for minors?
Where may a victim of crime turn for help?
Where do I go to pay traffic fines?
What do I do if I am involved in an auto accident?
How do I report a suspicious situation?
How do I get a handgun purchase permit?
What is the fine on a traffic/ordinance ticket?
What is the Zip - Zero - Zilch law?
What is the law regarding seat belt usage?
What is a Personal Protection Order?
How do I acquire a Personal Protection Order?

What are the hours of operation at the police department?

The Grand Blanc Police Department is a 24-hour per day operation. The telephone number is 810-424-2611.   A local dispatcher answers this phone line at all times and officers are patrolling the community throughout the day and night. Routine business is conducted at the office (5405 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48507) between 8:00am and 4:30pm. To meet with a detective or a command officer it is wise to phone in advance for an appointment.

How do I report a crime?

For emergencies dial 911. For non-emergencies, call us at our office 810-424-2611, or you may come to our office at 5405 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48507.

How do I get a copy of a Police Incident or Accident Report?

If you want a copy of an incident or accident report you may pick one up at our office at 5405 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48507. The cost for copies are $4.00 for the first four pages and .25$ for every page thereafter.

Does Grand Blanc Township have a curfew for minors?

Yes! Its prohibitions state that minors shall not loiter, idle or congregate in any public street or place of business open to the public during curfew hours unless accompanied by a parent or someone delegated by the parent.

Curfew hours vary according to the age of the minor.

Age

Curfew Begins

Curfew Ends

16 Years Old

12:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m.

14 and 15 Years Old

11:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.

12 and 13 Years Old

10:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.

It is also a violation of the ordinance for any person 17 years old to assist or encourage a younger minor to violate the above provisions

Where may a victim of crime turn for help?

After the police investigation you may want to contact Crime Victim Assistance at 810-257-3493 for legal rights, information and support. Emergency and medical services are available to you, if needed. Victim Compensation Benefits may be available to you. You may write to the Crime Victim Compensation Board at P.O. Box 30026, Lansing, MI 48909

Where do I go to pay traffic fines?

All traffic fines are collected at 67th District Court Fourth Division B located at 8173 S. Saginaw St. (just south of Grand Blanc City's southern limit). The Honorable Christopher R. Odette and Magistrate Rhonda Carey preside. The court's phone number is 810-694-2552.

What do I do if I am involved in an auto accident?

Michigan Vehicle Code requires in section 257.622 "The driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that injures or kills any person, or that damages property to an apparent extent totaling $1,000.00 or more, shall immediately report that accident at the nearest or most convenient police station, or to the nearest or most convenient police officer."

Should the above pertain to your accident, or you are not sure, it is in your best interest to call and report the accident immediately. Our office is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can reach us by calling 810-424-2611.

How do I report a suspicious situation?

You may report suspicious situations by telephone at (810) 424-2611, in person, by writing us a letter, or by E-mail.

How do I get a handgun purchase permit?

To be eligible for a handgun purchase permit, you must be a resident of this county, 21 years of age if buying from a dealer or 18 years of age if buying from a private owner, have no felony convictions and have not been adjudged insane or mentally incompetent.   To apply for a handgun purchase permit, you must go to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department in person at 1002 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI. Please call 810-257-3418 for office hours.

What is the fine on a traffic/ordinance ticket?

The court sets the fines and costs on traffic tickets. The phone number for the magistrate's office for traffic tickets is 810-694-2552.

What is the Zip - Zero - Zilch law?

In 1996 the state legislature passed a law allowing zero tolerance of under-aged drinking and driving (under age 21). Just one drink before driving can get you busted!

If the test shows you've been drinking even one beer, you will:

  • Lose your license for 30 to 90 days
  • Pay up to $250 in fines and/or
  • Perform up to 45 days of community service
  • Have four points added to your driving record
  • Pay as much as $2000 in attorney fees
  • Your insurance will increase

What is the law regarding seat belt usage?

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation say, "Safety belts save lives!" They go on to cite the following statistics:

  • On the average, nearly 4 Michigan motorists are killed each day in traffic crashes, and 400 more are injured.
  • In Michigan, a traffic crash is reported every 1 minute and 26 seconds.
  • Crashes cost Michigan citizens $3.1 billion in 1991.
  • In 1991, 54% of all crashes occurred in urban areas, but 63.3% of all traffic deaths occurred in rural areas.
  • In Michigan, it is estimated more than $750 million is spent each year on medical costs due to the nonuse of safety belts.
  • Nearly $1.5 billion of income is lost each year in Michigan due to the nonuse of safety belts.

Safety Belt /Child Restraint

The law requires:

  • Passengers 8-15 to buckle up in all seating positions
  • Drivers and front seat passengers to be buckled up
Michigan's child passenger safety law requires:

  • Children younger than age 4 to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat. If all available rear seat are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off.
  • Children to be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4-feet-9-inches tall.  Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.

What is a Personal Protection Order?

A personal protection order (PPO) is an order issued by the court. It can protect you from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding, or stalking by another person. The order can also prohibit him/her from entering your premises and from removing minor children unless the removal is part of court-ordered visitation.

There are two types of PPOs:

  • Issued only after the other person has been notified that you have filed for a restraining order and after a court hearing has been held.
  • Issued without notifying the other person and with no court hearing. This is called an ex parte order.

To file for a PPO:

  • Attorney is not necessary in this process.
  • County clerk's office can provide a "do-it-yourself" personal protection order packet.
  • Packet will contain necessary forms and instructions to request a hearing.
  • In case of immediate danger, ask the clerk for an ex parte order form to complete.
  • PPO goes into effect as soon as the judge signs it.
  • Clerk's office will provide a copy to local police so that it can immediately be entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-996-6228

How do I acquire a Personal Protection Order?

You may receive a personal protection order only if you are a victim of   domestic violence or stalking. The PPOs are available from the county clerk's office in the county Courthouse at 900 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI. 48503.   810-257-3225