Department Goals & Achievements

Chief Shelide is currently serving his seventh year as the department’s Chief of Police.  Working with Deputy Chief Mark Coil, Chief Shelide created a list of goals for the department, many of which have already been achieved.

  • Completing a $2,700,000 building expansion and renovation that provides us with a 7,100-sq. ft. addition to accommodate our expanding staff of 110 persons.
  • Establish a Captain position to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • The addition of an afternoon sergeant and patrol investigator for the Special Investigations Unit.
  • Increase staffing to 80 sworn officers (Increase from 60 sworn in January of 2015).
  • Continuing the development of our commanders’ education at the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, while celebrating the completion of the program in 2020 with the graduation of Sergeant Brian Bunch and Sergeant Mark Benedettini.
  • Graduation of Lieutenant Patrick Barnard from the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
  • Two canine officers who provide full-coverage for all four platoons.
  • Utilize our certified A.L.I.C.E. instructors to train our township departments and local businesses within our community in active killer training tactics.
  • Established a rescue task force with the Shelby Township Fire Department.
  • Creation of a Community Services Unit.
  • Enhancing our Community Service team with the addition of a bike patrol.
  • Partnered with the Utica Community Schools adding one School Resource Officer (SRO) to each high school in the township.
  • Growth of the Cadet Program, adding two additional cadets
  • Created a Youth Academy to run for two consecutive weeks in the summer for township residents.
  • Issued cutting-edge Sig Sauer 9mm handguns to all officers both for duty and back-up/off duty. 
  • Implemented a premiere website called Crime Watch which enhances information and communication sharing with our community and officers. 
  • Assigned an Officer to COMET, Macomb County’s drug enforcement unit, to combat poisonous drugs in our community. 
  • Continue our partnership with the DEA and Macomb County Sheriff’s Auto Theft Squad.