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2014 4,409
2013 4,401
2012 4,605
2011 4,824
2010 4,211
2009 4,093
2008 4,108
2007 4,091
2006 4,648
2005 4,593
2004 4,571

City Police Chief

Police Chief
Joel Jett

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.

The Police Chief administers the Police Department, and oversees the daily operations. The department is comprised of four divisions:

  • Detective Division
  • Patrol Division
  • Community Services Division
  • Staff Operations Division
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.

Department Personnel

Eric Hamp
Chris Johnston
Steve Davis
David Koch
Bill Gohl
Donald Leaym
Tim Marquardt
High School Liaison Officer/ D.A.R.E. Officer/
Patrol Officer
Chet Spencer
Patrol Officer
Mark Bluck
Patrol Officer
Lee Grant
Patrol Officer
Jason Collegnon
Patrol Officer
Adam David
Patrol Officer
Ethan Webster
Patrol Officer
Lincoln Suszek
Patrol Officer
Linnessa Mellberg
Patrol Officer

Andrew Smith
Patrol Officer


Clerical Personnel
Tracy Marquardt
Office Clerk
Gretchen Kruse

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.

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.

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