Welcome to Ferndale's
The City of Ferndale is proud to employ highly qualified, responsive law enforcement professionals. The Ferndale Police Department, led by Police Chief Dennis Emmi, encompasses:
Ferndale Police Department
Ferndale City Hall
310 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Non-emergency: (248) 541-3650
Dennis Emmi has over twenty years of experience with the Department, having climbed the ranks as Police Service Aide, Patrol Officer, Juvenile Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He is the Ferndale Police Department’s eighteenth Chief of Police.
In addition to his positions within the Department, Emmi has served in many other roles, including:
Michigan Army National Guard
Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team
Team Commander of the Honor Guard
Field Training Officer
He also carries forth many Professional Memberships, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Michigan Association Chiefs of Police, the Southeast Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police.
Emmi is also a life-long resident of the Ferndale community, having graduated from Ferndale High School. His parents have also served the City in a multitude of roles.
A YES answer to any of the following questions would indicate an emergency situation:
It is best to describe from the top down.
When describing a vehicle, attempt to supply as much information as possible that would allow the responding officers to distinguish this vehicle from the many others. Again, describe from the top down.
When reporting a crime or emergency to the Ferndale Police Department, the following information is needed:
The above seven requested items are very important, however do not wait to call until you can answer all of them. Call as soon as you observe the crime or emergency, then attempt to obtain the answers to numbers four through seven (above).
Access the Ferndale Police Department Witness Statement.
Complete and submit the Traffic Change Request Form.
The Ferndale Police Department does not require an alarm permit.
The Ferndale Police Department works incredibly hard to set and enforce smart, effective policies and provide rigorous education and training. If you have ideas about policies, procedures, or improvements, the best place to start is by enrolling in a citizen police academy. Get to know our officers, our current policies, why we created them, and how they work. Not all police departments are alike, and we're happy to show you the inner workings of ours. The best place to start a conversation is from a place of involvement and education, so let's work together to start that conversation.