Administration Bureau

A Captain, who reports to the Chief on daily operations, purchases, and departmental inspections, heads the Administration Bureau. The Administrative Captain is responsible for procuring products and services for the day-to-day operation of the department.

The Administrative Captain researches new technology that becomes available for the department such as computerized booking systems, network communications with area departments, records management systems, and radio equipment.

The Administrative Captain supervises the following divisions that are encompassed in the Administration Bureau.

Property / Evidence

The Property Officer is responsible for the management of all property/evidence that comes into the Police Department and responsible for the custody and control of all this property/evidence until the time of disposition. He is responsible for purchasing office supplies and maintaining stock on hand. He makes several trips during the year to the Michigan State Police in Lansing for the destruction of weapons and ammunition.

Computer Systems

The department utilizes computer-aided dispatch software, which interfaces with a records management program. The LAN Administrator, who is assigned to the Police Department from the Computer Systems Department at Township Hall, maintains these programs. He is also responsible for the maintenance of all Police Department computers, which include over 50 desktop computers and 20 in-car laptops. He also maintains the fuel management system for the department and the entire telephone and voice mail system for the Township.

Firearms Training Unit

The department has State Certified Firearms Training Officers. Training conducted by the Firearms Training Unit included basic pistol qualification, tactical shotgun, and firearms training simulations.