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Houghton Police Department

Greetings from the Houghton Police Department. The City of Houghton, with a population of 7500, is located in the center of the Keweenaw in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. The Houghton Police Department currently maintains a staff of 7 full time officers and some part time officers. It is our goal to maintain a close partnership with the City Council and develop a partnership with our citizens in an effort to provide a safe environment for all.

Employment Application (PDF)

The following make up the staff of the Department:

  John Donnelly
Chief of Police
Nick Roberts
  Daron Kari
Scott Monette
  Alan Narhi
Nate Kinnunen
  Jeremy Hill
Kirk Mills
  Jason Tormala
Amy Zawada
Code Enforcement Officer
  Polly Salmi
Office Manager
Marcy Rajala
Parking Enforcement Officer

You may contact the Police Dept. by any of the following methods:

Houghton City Police
City Center
616 Shelden Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

906.487.5912 [Phone]
906.482.0353 [FAX]

Question of the Week

Lieutenant Nick Roberts will answer pertinent and often asked questions by the general public on a weekly basis. Click on the question to find the answer.


August 26, 2013
Why aren't seat belts required on school buses?

August 26, 2013
Walk Wisely

August 13, 2013
Riding in the back of a pickup

August 13, 2013
Tinted Windows

July 31, 2013
Can I turn left on a red light ?

July 31, 2013
How far can I drive in the center turn lane?

July 17, 2013
Cell phone use in vehicles

July 17, 2013
Texting while driving



City of Houghton

City Center
616 Shelden Avenue Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 482-1700 tel
(906) 482-0282 fax

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