Napoleon Police Department

  • Agency: Napoleon Police Department
  • Address: 6755 Brooklyn Rd, Napoleon, 49261 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Napoleon Police Department is located at 6755 Brooklyn Rd, Napoleon, 49261 MI. The Napoleon Police Department phone number is (517) 536-4487.

Napoleon Police Department News

The Napoleon Township Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion complaint that took place on Clark Lake Road in Napoleon Township. Currently, the investigation shows this was not a random situation; this house was targeted specifically. No one was injured and a small amount of money was taken. We would like to ask anyone who may have been in the area of Clark Lake Road last night and saw anything suspicious to contact the department and provide this information to an officer. Once again, an individual in this home, and this home were targeted specifically. Please understand, at this time this is all the information we can release. We ask all residents to be vigilant about locking their doors, pay attention to their surroundings, and also allow our officers to perform their investigation. More information will be released as it is available and relevant. Thank you.

A quick shout out to Reserve Officer Amanda Desnoyer. While working the day shift, she and her partner received a report for a hit and run at South St. and Flansburg Rd. While responding to the area, Reserve Officer Desnoyer spotted a suspicious person standing next to a vehicle that matched the suspect’s vehicle description in a parking lot at South St. and Hoyer Rd. Contact was made and it was determined that this was the suspect and vehicle involved in the hit and run. The suspect was held for Blackman Leoni Department of Public Safety. This is why having a 2nd set of eyes in the car is excellent. Great job, Officer Desnoyer. The attached photos show why you should not drink and drive.

The Napoleon Police and Fire Departments were excited to welcome some little Pirates from Ezra Eby Elementary, this morning! Students and their teachers, Mrs. VanSickle, Mrs. Latocki, Mrs. Johns, Mrs. Anderson, and Mrs. Hampton all made our morning a little brighter and we were happy to give them a tour of our facility while educating them about our duties and responsibilities. Thank you to Ezra Eby Elementary for the opportunity to show our young Pirates that police and firefighters are an essential part of a small community and to not be afraid of us!

We would like to welcome Officer Andrew Flint to our team. Officer Flint retired as a Sergeant from the Jackson Police Department after 25 years of service. Officer Flint will be a great addition to the department and the community! When you see Officer Flint, please welcome him to Napoleon. In other news, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made an offer of employment to Sergeant Matthew Peters and we are ecstatic that we were able to retain Sgt. Peters here in Napoleon. One of the keys factors in keeping Sgt. Peters, is the Napoleon Community. He has invested himself in our little town and wants to continue to help us make Napoleon PD one of the best departments in the area, and continue to keep our community safe. If you see Sgt. Peters around, please let him know he made the right choice. Napoleon is a great place to live and work, and we extend our gratitude to the community for the opportunity to serve!

After 6+ years of service to the residents of Napoleon Township, Officer Ondrena Campbell has accepted a promotion towards a full time career and has moved out of Jackson. Officer Campbell worked for the Jackson City Police Department for 7 years before coming to Napoleon. We thank her for her years of service and wish her the best of luck in her new position!

A huge shout out to Dave Phelps and Phelps Towing for assisting with the removal of an abandoned vehicle from a Wolf Lake Road address, in an effort to help clean up the township! Phil Duckham and Modern Waste allowed for a very large amount of trash to be hauled from this location, as well. It is because of civic minded folks, like both of these companies, we can continue to make our community a nicer place to live. We appreciate you!

Awesome job!

Update: On 9/21/18, The Napoleon Township Police Department signed a warrant for felony malicious destruction of property against Adrian Mikesell, a 22-year-old male from Napoleon Township. The defendant was arraigned today on the charges and received a $2500.00 personal recognizance bond, pending his appearance for all future court dates related to this charge. The estimate for repairing the damaged sign is approximately $4500.00. Once again, we would like to thank the community for their assistance with identifying the suspect in this case.

Update: Regarding the videos posted yesterday-we have been able to identify the suspect. Thank you to the community for your assistance and we will release more information when appropriate.

Suspect returned to take down the flag!

Facebook! The Napoleon Township Police Department needs your help to identify the young man that damaged the new Napoleon Township sign at 7:22 this morning! If you know this person please contact us at 517-536-4487 or Chief Pittman @

The Township & Village Police Association is having its annual Country Western Show on September 22nd at Jackson High’s Auditorium. Featuring Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys and Morgan Frazier from The Voice. For Tickets Please Call 517-879-2170 Show Starts at 7pm The Township and Village Police Association is in its 45th year. Their mission has always been to help the Township & Village Police Departments in Jackson County. The Country Western Show is the main fundraiser for the association. Every year, they give each agency that is part of the association funds to be used to help these departments necessities, such as extra equipment that is not provided within the department budget. The Association also helps to promote the Law Enforcement profession by providing the funds for these departments to do things such as the Shop with a Cop program in Jackson County, as well as funding scholarship programs for college bound students with an interest in law enforcement.

Please remember, when you see flashing lights from a police car, fire truck, ambulance, or any emergency vehicle, including tow trucks it is the law to slow down and move to the shoulder or to the other lanes as much as possible. On that note, if you see a state or county highway worker(s) alongside the road- you must slow down and be cautious. Yesterday, while cleaning up an accident at M50/ Brooklyn Road and Plymouth Street, we had numerous vehicles drive passed the accident scene while we were still working at approximately 45 mph! It is not permissible to pass any type of emergency vehicle, where people are working near the roadway, without slowing down and navigating the road at a reasonable pace. So please, slow down when you see an emergency vehicle working alongside the road or in some cases, in the road to clear an accident.

The Napoleon Police Department would like to take the opportunity to thank the school district and parents for a successful first day of school! We had a few parking issues, but it is understandable as some of these parents and their children were experiencing their very first day at our schools. As a reminder, we have placed the speed trailer in front of the high school, as a reminder to drivers the speed limit is 25mph. Of course, keeping in mind that children are getting out of cars on both sides of the street and using the crosswalk. In those instances, 25mph is not the prudent speed that we should be traveling! Please remember that just because your child is safe in the backseat of your vehicle, there still other children using the crosswalk and moving about around the school! It takes a village-let's make sure all of our kids get to school and back to their parents safely. Also, as a reminder to the parents that are dropping their child(ren) off in the drop off zones-if you prefer to get out of your vehicle to say goodbye or help your child(ren) along, it is advisable to find a parking spot so as not to hold up the drop off lanes. The drop off lane is for children that are ready to exit the vehicle in a timely fashion, and the driver can continue on. Thanks again to all the parents! We really enjoyed seeing the kids smiling faces as they approached their first day of school. May we all work together to ensure that we have a safe and productive school year!

On August 2, 2018 at approximate 2:50am, Sergeant Matt Peters responded to a PI accident on Stony Lake Road. Sergeant Peters made contact with the victim of the accident, who had a severely injured his left arm. Sergeant Peters recognized that the subject was losing a tremendous amount of blood and made the quick decision to apply a tourniquet to the victims arm. Fire Rescue and JCA arrived and transported victim to Henry Ford Allegiance. Sergeant Peters was advised the subject had gone critical at one point while en route to the hospital. I received a phone call from the victims father, stating the staff at HFAH told him if not for Sergeant Peters putting the tourniquet on the victims arm, there is no chance he would have made it. An excellent job done by Sergeant Peters. Also a huge shoutout to the homeowner that called 911 and helped the victim when he arrived at their door.

Our department would like to congratulate 2012 Napoleon graduate, Ethan Trudeau for graduating from the Henrico County VA Police Academy. Over 500 applicants and Mr. Trudeau is 1 of the 28 chosen. We’re very proud of your accomplishments and know you will continue to represent everything Napoleon stands for as you protect the citizens in your community. Congratulations and stay safe, sir!

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the drowning victim at Wolf Lake on July 3rd. This tragedy creates a space to discuss the fact that we must always be vigilant and that a life can be lost in an instant. Whether we’re swimming, boating, driving... we don’t have to live in fear but we should always know that it only takes a second for an accident to occur. In this case, it was a devastating accident with the most severe consequence. We want to thank the community around the Wolf Lake residences, as they offered their assistance, a cold drink, and were patient as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and their dive team, with assistance from Lenawee County’s dive team recovered the victim. Stay safe.

The Napoleon Township Police Department would like to wish Officer Mark Karle a happy and enjoyable retirement. Officer Karle is retiring from police work after a long career with the Jackson City Police Department and over 6 years serving the Napoleon community. Officer Karle has always been one of the most constant and fair officers in the township and his presence will be missed. Best of luck in your retirement, Mark. You deserve nothing but the best. Stay safe and enjoy!

On June 9th at 11:00am Officer Chris Desnoyer received a call to the area of Lakeview Dr. near Rexford Rd. This call was for a possible location of a runaway that had been missing since May 24th. The police department received tips that she may be in Napoleon Township. Officer Desnoyer made contact and went to the address given by the caller. Officer Desnoyer interviewed individuals at the residence and was able to locate the 15 year old runaway. Officer Desnoyer then returned the young lady to her parent’s home. On June 12th, Chief Pittman was contacted by the parents of the runaway and received a vert heartfelt thank you letter from the parents and family of the young lady. Using Facebook and posters posted around Michigan Center, Napoleon, Grass Lake and the Manchester area, a concerned citizen in our township stepped up, contacted the police and a young person was returned to her family. The Napoleon Township Police Department wishes to thank the citizen of the community for the tip information, as well as Officer Christopher Desnoyer for an outstanding job. The Napoleon Township Police Department is proud of Officer Christopher Desnoyer and as pointed out in the letter, his professional demeanor and kindness that he showed to the family and the young lady. Officer Desnoyer's report was forwarded to the Jackson County Prosecutors Office for review for charges of harboring a runaway. Once again, we are reminded why Napoleon Township is a great community with outstanding community members and a great place to live and work.

The Napoleon Township Police and Fire Departments had some visitors today from the Pirates Cove pre-school. Fire Chief Jay Hawley, and some firefighters along with, Police Chief Duaine Pittman, and School Liaison Officer Paul Albrecht were on hand to conduct tours of the department for these young pirates. As always, our team really enjoys the opportunity to meet with the public and be able to give them the chance to tour our home. A big thank you to Miss Lynne and Pirates Cove for brightening our day!

The Napoleon Township Police Department would like to congratulate Andrea Desnoyer on her graduation from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy. Andrea served as a reserve for Napoleon Township during this last year and has been hired by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Our department would also like to thank the Napoleon Lions Club & Kelley Fuels for their support of the reserve program here at Napoleon. Once again, congratulations to the Andrea and her family. We wish you all the best in your career!

The Napoleon Road Clean-Up Project is complete. Some of the residents that travel Napoleon Road may have seen Officer Paul Albrecht supervising a community service work project over the past three weeks. This was an effort to clean up Napoleon Road from the Moon Lake Road Bridge to Brooklyn Road. Two folks fulfilling their community service requirements for probation assisted with the project. One worked 4 hours in one day, while the other worked a total of 15 ½ hours over three work days. They removed over three pick-up trucks full of trash from the sides of the road way. Two loads went to Modern Waste at no charge and we would like to thank them for their assistance. Also, a big thank you to Officer Paul Albrecht for overseeing the project, and to the probation department for letting the workers come to our area.