Chief John Ellsworth
On behalf of the members of the Village of Wolverine Lake Police Department, I welcome you to our web site. I hope that this site provides you with another means of obtaining information about our services, and just one more way to communicate with us. The Village of Wolverine Lake Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe and orderly environment in our community. We recognize that by working in partnership with the community, we will continue to meet our goals of protecting life and property, improving the quality of life, and reducing crime and the fear of crime in our community.
The department has a long and proud tradition of service to the Village of Wolverine Lake. Since its inception in 1954 when the first Chief of Police, Fred Robinson was sworn in and the Council approved $300.00 to purchase a used 1947 Pontiac as the Village's first patrol vehicle, Officers have maintained a great relationship with its citizens. From this modest beginning, the department grew into the professional police organization it is today with a Chief, Deputy Chief, Sergeant and 5 officers.
We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We stand for providing fair and equal enforcement of the law for all. We are committed to a professional approach to law enforcement and supporting the needs of our community. We shall strive to make our department exceptionally deserving of the trust and confidence of the community through community-oriented policing, continual comprehensive training, and by selection and retention of quality personnel who will best represent the police profession.
As a group and an organization, we subscribe to these values:
• Integrity: basing our decisions on what is legally and ethically right, safeguarding the legal rights, privileges and dignity of all people.
• Trust: maintaining the highest level of trust and honesty with those we serve by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance.
• Commitment: Exhibiting the spirit of determination and dedication that leads to professionalism and the achievement of excellence in every endeavor.
• Courage: Sustaining the mental, moral and physical strength necessary to carry us through the challenges of policing.
Deputy Chief John Woychowski
Sergeant John Marasco
Officer Brian Dennis
Officer Ryan Crowell
Officer Brett Crick
Officer Jessica Keller
Officer Celestina Lucas-Castillo
Oakland County Sheriff's Department dispatches for
Wolverine Lake. For assistance call 248-624-1335.
Emergencies: dial 9-1-1
Guide to Securing Homes
Vehicle Crash reports for Village Residents Only, can be picked up at the Wolverine Lake Police Department at no cost. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for reports must be in writing and must sufficiently describe the records you are seeking. Please submit to the Wolverine Lake Village Administrative Office. The fee for FOIA requests varies and includes cost of duplication, search, examination, deletion, separation and mailing.
Vacation Property Checks
Pistol Purchase Permits
- You must have photo identification
- You must be a resident of Wolverine Lake and a United States citizen or resident legal alien.
- You must be eighteen years of age or older to purchase a handgun from a private citizen.
- You must be twenty-one years of age or older to purchase a handgun from a licensed federal firearms dealer.
- You have never been convicted of a felony or convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
- You are not subject to a conditional bond release, a personal bond release, a personal protection order, or other court order which prohibits you from purchasing or possessing a firearm.
- You have not been adjudged insane or legally incapacitated unless competency has been restored by court order.
- You are not under involuntary hospitalization or alternative treatment program due to mental illness.
Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Application
The Wolverine Lake Police Department is continually striving to work closely with its residents through Community Policing. One of the key elements to Community Policing is community involvement. The Villagers Against Crime program has been implemented so citizens, in cooperation with the police, can directly participate in the decision and prevention of crime. Village residents are trained how to recognize suspicious or criminal activities and report them to the police department. Villagers Against Crime is a citizens involvement program dedicated to make Wolverine Lake a safer place in which to live. The Police Department also offers classes in various safety issues such as:
- Personal Safety
- Bicycle Safety
- Crime Reporting
- Home Intrusion
Boater Safety Classes
Contact Village Hall for current class date.
Curfews in the Village
Curfew for Minors Under 12 Years of Age (20.719, Section 46)
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 12 years to loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley or park between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 6:00a.m. of the following day unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian, or some adult delegated by the parent or guardian to accompany the child. (ord.no.85 eff. June 9, 1972)