Message From the Director of Public Safety

After thirty five years of public service to the residents of Brownstown the time has come for me to experience a new chapter in my life.  My last day as the Townships Public Safety Director will be on May 12th as I look forward to experiencing new opportunities.

I wish to thank the Township Board members for their confidence and support these past years, as it has been my pleasure and honor to have assisted in the growth of our community...

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Deputy Chief of Police

The days are getting longer and the weather is beginning to brighten up, spring will soon be here.  Along with the beautiful days ahead comes spring break, prom and graduation seasons. ...

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The Brownstown Police Department is bestowed with the duty of safeguarding all Brownstown citizens from crime and helping citizens when emergencies arise. The Uniformed Patrol Division patrols and responds to all calls for service within the incorporated area of the Township of Brownstown taking appropriate action as necessary. Members of the Uniformed Patrol are responsible for patrolling the township's streets, responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary criminal investigations, responding to emergencies, serving misdemeanor warrants, enforcing traffic laws and investigating accidents. Protecting the citizens of the township is top priority. Officers strive to do this in a respectful manner based on their commitment to excellence, mission, and values and beliefs.

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Brownstown Breaking News Alerts

Brownstown Honor Guard to Host Annual American Extravaganza

The Brownstown Police and Fire Honor Guard will host their annual patriotic concert, the American Extravaganza, on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brownstown Community Center located at 21311 Telegraph Rd.  Proceeds benefit the Brownstown Honor Guard, including their scholarship program and Wall of Honor. Tickets...

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Director of Public Safety Retires

After 35 years of service with the Brownstown Police Department, Director of Public Safety James Sclater announced his retirement.  Sclater was hired in 1982 as a police officer and was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Deputy Chief and then served as the Director of Public Safety for...

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Job Opening: Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher

Dispatcher Position-Full Time The Brownstown Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher: Brownstown Police Department, Wayne County.  Applications obtained at the Clerk’s Department, 21313 Telegraph Rd., 8 AM to 4 PM Mon-Fri.  Accepted until Friday, June 9, 2017 by 4 PM.  All...

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History of the Brownstown Police Department

History of Brownstown Police Department

The early 1980's found the nation and Southeast Michigan struggling with an economic recession. Brownstown at the time relied on the Wayne County Sheriffs Office for police services with some help from the Michigan State Police. Being a "Charter" Township instead of a "General Law" Township provided Brownstown with protection against annexation from surrounding cities....

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