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:
· Detective Bureau
· Evidence Technician Unit
· Community Engagement Officer
· Professional Standards Sergeant
· Field Training Officer
· Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team Officer
· Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force Officer
· FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Officer
· Michigan Indigent Defense Counsel Officer
· Honor Guard
· Traffic Control Division
· Oakland County SWAT
The Ferndale Police Department achieved Accreditation through the Michigan Association Chiefs of Police (MACP) in September of 2020. The department is just one of 38 out of a possible 600 in the state to achieve this prestigious honor. This time-proven and systematic process is designed to strengthen an agency’s transparency, accountability, and professionalism.
The Ferndale Police Department is dedicated to the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses within our boundaries. We are committed to the task of keeping our courts and correctional system secure and our service is built upon integrity, respect, vision, and leadership. It is our goal to always be open and transparent with the public. The newly created Transparency Dashboard will assist us in that continued effort.
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:
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:
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.