Police Department

Don Hanson, Police Chief

Chief Hanson has served as the City of Mason since January 1994 and in this role since March 2018 and reports directly to the City Manager.  He ensures that police personnel are prepared to provide full-service emergencychief photo and non-emergency services to its community, residents, businesses and visitors.  He also ensures they are properly empowered, trained and equipped for their careers in public service.

The Chief leads his team of dedicated sworn personnel and civilian support staff with over 60-years of combined experience working in the City of Mason. Chief Hanson believes that providing a high level of public safety and customer service to our residents is a priority and encourages his team to conduct face-to-face contact with residents, visitors and businesses to build relationships which foster trust and community partnerships.  Under his leadership and during the school year, MPD also partners with the MPSD to employ several Crossing Guards at critical intersections to assist younger school-aged children.


He is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) and the Mid-Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.  He holds a BA in Criminal Justice (1993), is a graduate of the MSU School of Staff and Command (2014) and is also an MSU graduate student currently working towards his Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis (LEIA).

Chief Hans
on is proud to call Mason home and enjoys being part of the community.  Since settling in Mason nearly 25 years ago from South-East Michigan, several of his family members with no previous connection to Mason have followed.  He enjoys the outdoors and traveling to Northern Michigan when able to do so.

Traffic Crash Reports
The Mason Police Department does not provide copies of crash reports (known as UD-10 reports) at the scene or from the department.  Those reports are uploaded to the MSP and a website usually within 2-3 business days.  Our officers will refer citizens to the site:   https://policereports.lexisnexis.com.  Your insurance company will most often obtain the reports, but individual customers may also access and purchase them a
s well.
 

Once the site is accessed the following information may be needed to obtain your report.  Enter State and Jurisdiction and one of the following:

  • Report Number (which you will be provided)
  • Last Name and Date of Incident
  • Last Name and Street
The site itself is linked to an easy to understand FAQ page at:  https://ecrash.custhelp.com/app/answers/list

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Non- Emergency Police Service Request2 documents

  • Citizen Ride Along Program Participant Application
    document seq 30.00
  • Property Check Request
    document seq 50.00
    Request to have police check on property while out