CITY OF FERNDALE
The City of Ferndale is proud to employ highly qualified, responsive law enforcement professionals. The Police Department, led by Police Chief Dennis Emmi, is committed to safeguarding and serving the Ferndale community with integrity, respect, vision, and leadership.
The Ferndale Police Department is one the first agencies in Michigan to be accredited by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC). This time-proven and systematic process is designed to strengthen transparency, accountability, and professionalism.
Ferndale Police Department
Ferndale City Hall
310 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Your Chief of Police: Dennis Emmi
Dennis Emmi has over twenty years of experience with the Ferndale Police Department, including multiple positions as an officer and administrator and roles with the Honor Guard, Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team, and Michigan Army National Guard. He carries professional memberships from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police, and more.
The Transparency Dashboard is an open resource for data and statistics relating to investigations, arrests, policies, and more.
Crime mapping extracts data from the existing Ferndale Police Department records system through an automated import process. The data displayed will always be the most current available.
The Ferndale Police Department includes a 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 Safety Committee, and Oakland County SWAT.
Ferndale Police Department
Fair and Impartial Community Policing
In 2015, the Ferndale Police Department—with their mission of Partnering with our diverse community to provide public safety with integrity, professionalism, and honor—made the decision to adopt the pillars of community policing. This move began the Department's journey away from "warrior" policing and towards a more community-minded "guardian" model in which officers work to caretake and safeguard citizens.
Five years later, the Department now serves as a model for fair and impartial policing. They have worked hard to adopt ahead-of-the-curve Use of Force policies, provide incident simulations and regular training in impartial policing and implicit bias, develop new resources (such as the creation of the Community Engagement Officer position in 2016), and achieve a rigorous and prestigious accreditation ahead of 95% of the rest of the departments in the State of Michigan.
Chief of Police
Downtown Resource Officer
Professional Standards Sergeant
Community Engagement Officer
Police Department FAQs
For additional questions, contact the Ferndale Police Department at 248-541-3650.