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Imlay City Police Department
395 E. Third Street
Imlay City, MI 48444
Office Hours
M-W-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm




Mission Statement 

“We are committed to serving our community to enhance the quality of life and to nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.  Our officers are determined to serve as a deterrent to crime, develop relationships with community groups, residential and business organizations, and promote a safe environment receptive to visitors and residents alike. The Imlay City Police Department has, and shall continue to provide service of the highest quality to its community, and to foster a community partnership to prevent crime.”


Police Chief


John Stano

John Stano became the Imlay City Chief of Police in March of 2008.  He has over thirty (30) years of police experience.  He started his career in law enforcement in 1982 with the Warren Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, training officer, detective, sergeant, SWAT Team leader and lieutenant.  As a lieutenant he was assigned as the commander of the Internal Affairs Division, Executive Lieutenant of the Patrol Bureau and retired as the Executive Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Chief Stano has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety and Security Management.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia (227th Session).

Chief Stano is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, a Trustee of the Lapeer County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the 911 Authority Board, Lapeer County Technology Committee, and a member of the Law Enforcement Action Forum.

 Contact Us:

Imlay City Police Department
395 E. Third Street
Imlay City, Michigan 48444


 All Emergencies: Dial 911

Non-emergency: (810) 724-2345

For Central Dispatch: (810) 667-0292

Road Patrol: 24-hour service
Township Burn Permits click here


Emergency Information Needed:

Address or location
Nature of Call
Telephone number

Other Important Phone Numbers

  • Lapeer County Sheriff Department: (810) 664-1801
  • Lapeer County Animal Control: (810) 667-0236
  • Lapeer County Prosecuting Attorney: (810) 667-0326
  • Lapeer District Court (Tickets, Hearings, Etc.): (810) 667-0314
  • Michigan State Police – Lapeer: (810) 664-2905
  • Thumb Narcotics Unit – Tip Number: (877) TNU-TIPS (868-8477)
Gun Purchase Permits- 
The Imlay City Police Department no longer process handgun purchase permits.  You are advised to go to the Lapeer Count Sheriff's Department located at 3231 John Conley Drive, Lapeer Michigan 48446 (810.664.1801).




Department Personnel



The Imlay City Police Department currently employs seven full-time sworn police officers.

  We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.



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