It was really a team effort

Thanks to the Board of Directors for the Pontiac Youth Assistance who honored me at their annual breakfast yesterday with a recognition of our efforts in our Christmas Shopping event.  I had no idea and was completely surprised.  It was kind of them.   I felt a little awkward because this event is a team […]

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Detective Brian Martin Honored by Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper

Today we were privileged to attend Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper’s holiday lunch for her staff where she presented several awards to members of her own staff, police officers and detectives for their work over the past year. AHPD Detective Brian Martin was one of the police investigators who was singled out for this  “Distinguished Service Award.”  It […]

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Three Policing Professionals Sign Off On Their Last Working Day

Today was an emotional day – in a good way- here at the PD as we celebrated the retirement of 3 of our long-term staff:  Sergeant Steve Groehn, Sergeant Mike O’Hala and Detective Ron Tuski. I think we figured out that among them they have served the city for 71 years.  A great legacy.   […]

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MADD Honors Police Officers from Around the State

Every year Mothers Against Drunk Driving Michigan has a luncheon to honor officers who fight the fight to end drunk driving.  Today was the lunch in Troy with more than 200 law enforcement officers, police chiefs and command officers in attendance.  We are asked to nominate an officer for the award each year.  This year’s […]

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Saving the Taxpayer’s Dollars

One thing we pride ourselves on here in Emergency Services is how careful we are with the taxpayer’s dollars.  We are conscious all the time how we are using the dollars given to us by the taxpayers to provide the best possible services to the community. We are constantly looking for ways to save a […]

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Auburn Hills Detective Tuski Honored when John Walsh, Gov. Snyder address CARE House fundraiser in Birmingham

On Friday, January 31,  Auburn Hills Detective Ron Tuski was honored at a CARE House luncheon  at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  He was nominated by the Department for his long and distinguished service to the abused and neglected children of this community. John Walsh, Gov. Snyder address CARE House fundraiser in Birmingham.Ron Tuski has been with […]

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Thanks to This Community

Thanks to all of you we are once again a National Award Winning department for our National Night Out event that was held in August.   Our National Night Out event highlights the partnership between our public safety and our community. Only Auburn Hills and Muskegon received awards for 2013. Our team, led by Officer Metter Rice, […]

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What An Honor

Earlier this week at the Summer Conference of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the organization awarded me their Presidential Metal. I was recognized for my long term contributions to the organization and to the criminal justice system. I am humbled and grateful for this tremendous honor from my peers.News Release – Chief Olko […]

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Emergency Services Wins 2 City Budget Cups!!!

Here in Auburn Hills we are always mindful of the taxpayers’ dollars that we use to provide services.  We are highly conscious of what we spent to achieve what outcome.  Personally, I like to squeeze everything I can out of the dollars we are alloted for Emergency Services (Police/Fire) to achieve the best possible outcome. I […]

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Recognizing Our Employees

Guest Blogger: Lt. Ryan Gagnon Our department values integrity, employees, service, and work environment.  A big part of our value statement has to do with the men and women of the Auburn Hills Police Department.  We have a great group of employees with diverse educational backgrounds and life experiences that really makes this a great place to […]

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