What We Can Learn From the Police That Pioneered Body Cameras – Governing Magazine

Among police and their communities across the country there is an important conversation occurring about police worn body cameras.  Should we or shouldn’t we?  There are many aspects to be considered on this important and expensive topic.  We have already had discussion with our city council to educate them on the issues that surround any […]

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No Need to Improve Security at Great Lakes Crossings –We’re Already There

If you are a news watcher, you are probably aware that there has been a report that an ISIL group released a video over the weekend suggesting that someone should attack shopping malls in America.  There has not been a specific threat against any mall in Michigan. Given the world we live in, we think about […]

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An Example of What Police Work is About

Today I received a letter from one of our residents about her encounter with one of our officers recently.  I’ve removed her name and address out of concern for her security but I thought you might like to know that policing is a many faceted job –every call brings a new challenge.  On January 8, […]

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Serious Crash This Morning on Opdyke near Pontiac Road

Guest Blogged by Sgt. Brandon Hollenbeck This morning AHPD and AHFD responded to a vehicle crash southbound on Opdyke Road near Kircher Road.  Upon arrival Officer Vanlandeghem found that a pick-up truck traveling north on Opdyke had crossed over and hit a pick-up truck traveling south on Opdyke in a head on type collision causing the driver […]

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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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Our Condolences to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office

Our sympathy goes out to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of Deputy Grant Whitaker who died in the early hours of Sunday morning in a one car crash while in pursuit of a white SUV.  The reason for the pursuit has not been released.  The driver of the white SUV […]

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Two New Sergeants

At the end of last month, two of our long time sergeants retired:  Michael O’Hala and Steve Groehn.  Those retirements created 2 vacancies in our sergeant ranks that we have now filled.  On Nov 1st Bryan Eftink was promoted to sergeant and on November 29th, Brandon Hollenbeck was promoted to sergeant. Becoming a sergeant is a […]

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Hall of Shame: Cops catch ‘King of Craigslist’ – Fox 2 News Headlines

Here’s an interesting investigative news story by Fox 2 that we just completed.  I appreciated Huel Perkins’ and Rob Walchek’s comments at the end of the story where they each commented on what a great job Detective Brian Martin did on this case.  Nice to see instances where good work is recognized publicly.   Hall […]

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Meet Our Veterans

Since today is Veteran’s Day we thought you’d like to meet the members of our department who served in the military and now continue that spirit of service in our public safety.  I tried to talk them all into giving me some photos of them at the time they served but some were shy.  We […]

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