Spread the Word – We will NEVER ask you to buy a Green Dot Card, EVER

This scam just keeps happening and today Officer Brian Miller came upon a new twist.  He sent me this message: Just took a report from a resident who was called by a random 800 number.  Caller claimed to be from the IRS and advised the subject he owed tax money.  Caller told victim to buy a […]

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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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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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Understanding Response Times for Police

Recently a resident of the city brought a complaint to the City Council meeting to tell them that he found the response by our police to a particular call to have been too slow.  We had heard from his family previously and so we are investigating the matter in hopes that we can resolve his […]

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Mall Exercise Last Night

We had an EXCELLENT training event last night at Great Lakes Crossings Mall.  It was a full-scale event involving people who played roles as the bad guys AKA active shooters, press people, wounded victims.  Most of us, including me, played our own roles–what we would do in the event of an incident like this.  FBI […]

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Good Guys Win One

Last night I was still in my office when I heard the report of a robbery being dispatched-something that doesn’t happen with any frequency here.   Almost immediately Officer Joel Foreman reported that he had picked up the suspect vehicle leaving the scene of the robbery.  He attempted to stop the car but the driver […]

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Missing In Michigan

Is there anything sadder than a loved one who disappears and is never heard from again?  Parents who disappear, children who go missing as a result of being a runaway or a kidnapping of a non custodial parent?  To never know what happened to someone in your life is tragic. Currently, there are over 4,500 Missing […]

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The “CSI Effect”

Generally speaking, I am not one who can watch TV shows or movies about police.   Many of my friends refuse to watch these kinds of movies or shows with me because they don’t like my constant criticism of the shows as unrealistic.  I like a good story as much as the next person but I don’t like […]

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Do I feel lucky?

Originally posted on Auburn Hills Police Department:
If you are a fan of cop shows you might recognize the title of this post as a quote from Dirty Harry Callahan, the fictional San Franciso detective.  I think he is one of the most popular movie detectives.  Police detectives are often the main characters of TV shows and movies. …

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