Police Department

Police Department

Alpena Public Safety Facility
501 W. Chisholm Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Phone:  (989) 354-1800
Fax:  (989) 354-1805

The Police Department employs 17 certified officers who provide law enforcement services for the City of Alpena 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Two clerical employees support the officers.

In addition to traditional police services, our department offers a D.A.R.E. program to all in-city public and parochial schools, a school liaison program, and a bicycle patrol.

Hiring Requirements (the City only accepts applications when a position is advertised)

  • Minimum age of 18
  • City of Alpena Employment Application
  • Valid MI Driver's License and Excellent Driving Record
  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Related Field
  • MCOLES Certified or Certifiable

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is skateboarding allowed in the City?
The only area in which skateboarding is prohibited, by ordinance, is the Downtown Development Authority District south of the Thunder Bay River. Skateboarding is also not allowed on streets unless crossing at an intersection or where no sidewalks are available, in alleys or on property where the appropriate sign has been posted. A synopsis of the City Ordinance and a map of the Downtown Development Authority District are available at City Hall and the Police Department.

Is there a truck route in the City?
The City adopted a truck route ordinance that specifies which city streets trucks can and cannot use. Copies of the ordinance and truck route map are available at the Police Department or City Hall. Click here for a map.

Is the Police Department open 24 hours a day?
Our department has officers on duty 24 hours a day. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of several holidays. Anyone needing police services outside of the office hours can call 911 or stop at the Public Safety Facility and use the phone in the lobby. The phone is connected to 911. A dispatcher will speak with you, get some general information, and have an officer come to the building to speak with you.