Monroe Police Department

  • Agency: Monroe Police Department
  • Address: 100 E 2nd St, Monroe, 48161 MI
  • Chief: John B Michrina (Chief of Police)
Phone: (734)243-7500
Fax: 734-243-7512

Monroe Police Department is located at 100 E 2nd St, Monroe, 48161 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is John B Michrina. The Monroe Police Department phone number is (734)243-7500.

Monroe Police Department News

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Lieutenants Terese Herrick and Ken Peterson recently attended the DFL Honor Guard Training sponsored by SMMART (Sheriffs' & Municipal Memorial Assistance Response Team) Team. The SMMART Team provides assistance to agencies who may need help during a line of duty funeral. The training was a week long hands on training class and was held in Alpena, MI at the Alpena Events Complex (APlex). During the week students were housed at the Air National Guard Combat Readiness Base housing. The training provided basic training and knowledge on how to handle funerals for a Line of Duty Death. Throughout the week students received hands on basic training on protocols and ceremonial practices that included marching, casket movement, casket watch, flag fold, firing party and color guard. Students were also trained on flag law and flag etiquette when handling the National Color. On the last day (Graduation Day) students conducted a full honors funeral honoring a previously fallen officer (Kevin Sherwood of the Clare County, MI Sheriff's Department) with his family in attendance. The class motto throughout the week was "Honor Earned, Never Given".

Congratulations to Detective Renae Peterson on her selection as the 2016 Monroe Police Department Officer of the Year. Detective Peterson has been with the police department for over 12 years and is currently assigned as the MPD Youth Bureau Detective. Detective Peterson takes great pride in her work and regularly participates in community events such as Shop with a Cop and Picnic in the Park. She attributes the leadership of the department and her Faith for the work ethic she exhibits. Detective Peterson is dedicated to serving the citizens of Monroe and proud to be a police officer with the Monroe Police Department.

The Monroe Police Department is investigating an Attempted Armed Robbery which occurred on Friday, 12/09/16 at the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 507 S. Telegraph Rd. Photographs of two suspects are included with this post as well as our press release. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact us at the phone numbers provided on the press release.

The Monroe Police Department would like to congratulate Corporal Daryl “Bull” Tamsen on his recent retirement after 27 years of service to the citizens of Monroe. Every police officer strives to build a reputation of always being available for the public and their co-workers regardless of the situation. For 27 years Corporal Tamsen has done exactly that. The members of the Monroe Police Department are proud to have worked alongside Corporal Tamsen and we wish him a happy and well deserved retirement!

Thank you so much for your kind gesture. It is truly appreciated!

For 30+ years the Monroe Police Department has partnered with local organizations to sponsor the Christmas Shop with a Cop program. A special thank you to Walmart, Lake Erie Transit, Happy's Pizza and the Jefferson High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team for their assistance in providing a joyful Christmas for the children of our community. Merry Christmas everyone!

Congratulations to the 2015 Monroe Police Department Officer of the Year, Aaron Oetjens. Officer Oetjens is an exemplary police officer who takes obvious pride in his job performance. His professionalism and cooperation with both the public and his co-workers is ideal, He always gives his best effort regardless of the task involved and he has developed into a leader among his peers. Officer Oetjens is an excellent example of how a police officer should carry himself and Officer of the Year is a well deserved honor.

The Monroe Police Department was recently able to reinstitute a Vice Unit. SInce it's inception a little over a month ago the unit has been very active. Among the statistics compiled by the Vice Unit are 37 warrant arrests, 16 warrantless arrests, 19 felony drug complaints and 12 misdemeanor drug complaints.

For several months now the Monroe Police Department along with members from the community have been meeting at the Arthur Lesow Community Center to promote open communication and promoting partnerships between police and community members to enhance public safety and the quality of life in the City of Monroe. Today we in Law Enforcement recognize that we can rarely solve public safety problems alone and encourage interactive partnerships with community groups and other stakeholders. These partnerships can be used to accomplish the two interrelated goals of (1) developing solutions to problems through collaborative problem solving and (2) improving public trust. A collaborative partnership between the M.P.D. and the C.L.A.S.S. organization is essential to finding answers to community problems. The C.L.A.S.S. (Communities Learning About Shared Space) group is committed to preserving today and designing tomorrow through community conversations, along with awareness and diversity education. On Saturday, August 15th, 2015 from 1-5PM we would like to invite everyone to attend the groups 1st Community BBQ at Hellenberg Park. The goal of this event is to have members of the Monroe Police Department meet members of the community who are committed to make positive changes in our City. Guests are encouraged to bring their own grill to cookout and fellowship with one another. Entertainment and activities for the children will be provided as well.

This subject is a person of interest in a recent larceny at the Monroe YMCA. Anyone who can identify him is asked to contact Detective Schiappacasse at the Monroe Police Department.

Are you interested in starting a community group in your City of Monroe neighborhood? We can help! Contact Lt. Breeding at

Meet our newest Police Officers: Lamar Frederick is originally from Detroit, MI. Officer Frederick obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and graduated from the Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Training Academy. Officer Frederick started his career with the Monroe Public Safety Department in February of 2015.

Meet our newest Police Officers: Ryan Parise was originally born and raised in Armada MI. Officer Parise graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2012 and also graduated from Ferris State’s Law Enforcement Academy. Officer Parise started his career with the Monroe Public Safety Department in February of 2015.

US Coast Guard Ice Cutter "Neah Bay" will arrive in the Monroe harbor on Thursday, March 20 to assist with flood mitigation efforts.

Video from a structure fire today that was located at the end of Cherry Street off of Kentucky in the City.

These are pictures from a structure fire today that was located at the end of Cherry Street off of Kentucky in the City.

These are pictures from a structure fire today that was located at the end of Cherry Street off of Kentucky in the City.