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:
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 his current role as Captain. He will be 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.
No! The Police Department clearly identifies our responsibility in resolving complaints.
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.
The Ferndale Police Department does not require an alarm permit.
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).
Complete and submit the Traffic Change Request Form.
Access the Ferndale Police Department Witness Statement.
We strive to meet your expectations in quality professional standards. We ensure that your trust in law enforcement is not misplaced and that we will resolve these problems to the best of our ability.
No. Your complaint may be resolved immediately and informally by speaking with a department employee/supervisor. If informal resolution cannot be achieved, a formal complaint will be filed. This will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please keep in mind that the amount of time it takes to resolve a formal complaint may depend on the complexity of the issue.
Yes, without question. The Police Department recognizes your crucial role in helping us to learn, adapt, and improve our services for all members of our diverse community.