Frankenmuth Police Department

  • Agency: Frankenmuth Police Department
  • Address: 218 W. Genesee St, Frankenmuth, 48734 MI
  • Chief: Donald C Mawer (Chief of Police)
Phone: 989-652-8371
Fax: 989-652-9577
Email:

Frankenmuth Police Department is located at 218 W. Genesee St, Frankenmuth, 48734 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald C Mawer. The Frankenmuth Police Department phone number is 989-652-8371.

Frankenmuth Police Department News

Frankenmuth Police Department is hiring Crossing Guards.

If you would like more about becoming a Reserve Officer for Frankenmuth Police Reserve Department please contact us at recruiting@frankenmuthcity.com

If you would like to know more about what it takes to become a Frankenmuth Police Reserve Officer, our Town Hall meetings have been scheduled. We welcome you to come and see us at one of these meetings. Please RSVP to recruiting@frankenmuthcity.com

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 14; Day 27 & 28: 9 Recruits reported for their final weekend of training. Saturdays training consisted of advanced firearms. Recruits ran live fire advanced drills with handguns and rifles. They shot from various positions including inside and around the outside of a vehicle. Sunday was academy wrap up day. This consisted of instruction on reporting for duty, prepping for patrol, and getting ready for graduation day. Their final uniform inspection and exam will be next week before their graduation day, which will be on Wednesday evening!!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 13; Day 25 & 26: 9 Recruits reported for training this weekend. Only one weekend remains until graduation!! Congratulations Class 118 for passing your patrol handgun qualifications!! All 9 recruits passed all phases of MCOLES testing; including low-light shooting. Firearms training transitioned to patrol rifle tactics. Each recruit will have to qualify on the rifle in the same manner as pistol. They will see a full day of advanced firearms in the last weekend. The weekend also marked their first time in their full "class A" uniform, without badges of course. This was their first inspection and they did exceptionally well. We pride ourselves on our appearance at FPD! The weekend concluded with training on a very important part of their equipment; their radio. They learned how they function, radio procedures and how to communicate. Their last weekend will definitely be a fun one for Recruit Class 118. Check back for updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 12; Day 23 & 24: 9 Recruits reported for training this weekend. Only two weekends left until graduation!! Both days concentrated on firearms at the indoor range. They will be qualifying with their duty pistols under the exact sequence of drills that a MCOLES Police officer would have to pass in the coming weekend. They will continue to our advanced course and rifle classes. On Saturday they were trained in conducting building searches, taught by our Police Sergeant James McLaughlin. They learned how to safely navigate residential and commercial buildings for suspects. On Sunday, Recruits also were trained on active shooter scenarios. The training is standardized so that all officers respond to a school or other building in the same manner. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 11; Day 21 & 22: 9 Recruits reported for training this weekend. Both days concentrated on firearms at the indoor range. They will be qualifying with their duty pistols soon. Our recruits will undergo the exact sequence of drills that a MCOLES Police officer would have to pass. On Saturday they learned Interview and Interrogation, taught by our Police Sergeant James McLaughlin. They learned how to speak to those being detained and how to gather information. This will tie in with their upcoming report writing class. On Sunday, Recruits also were trained on search and seizure, "search incident to arrest" and learned about Terry vs. Ohio. They also learned how to perform these searches safely and legally. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

Our Recruiting Team is ready to meet you!! We are at the Mott Community College, Ballenger Field House, now until 630pm today. We are here to answer any questions about our department or our hiring process. We will also be receiving and handing out new applications. Stop out and meet us!

Stop out and meet our recruiting staff at Mott Community College! They will be at the Ballenger Field House on April 3rd, from 4pm to 630pm. This is available to all who wish to attend, you do not need to be a student. This is a great opportunity to meet us, ask questions and turn in your application. Remember, make a great first impression!! This event is the kick-off to our recruiting season. Hope to see you there!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 10; Day 19 & 20: 9 Recruits returned this weekend for training. The weekend classes focused on medical training instructed by our certified instructors, Sgt Lisa Hill and Sgt Ed Tucker. Our recruits are now certified in administering CPR, and using an AED devise. They also received basic first aid instruction including caring for wounds, splinting, and other basic care. The weekend was finished out with medical scenario training. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 9; Day 17 & 18: 9 Recruits returned this weekend for training. The first day started with Vehicle Operations class. Our Reserve Officers frequently drive our vehicles on patrol. They practice driving a "cone course" to build their skills driving a police package Tahoe loaded with equipment which creates blind spots. They learn ways to better operate the vehicles under close quarter situations. The afternoon consisted of felony stop training. High risk traffic stops require additional units and coordinated man power to safely place persons in a vehicle into custody. Firearms training continued the following day. As you can see, our Recruits do get a lot of range time with each day continuing to intensify on the indoor range. The drills keep building on what they learn each day to gain proficiency. They began shooting in low light conditions. The weekend was wrapped up with a new discipline to our academy: B-Con (bleeding control) Training. This course, taught by certified trainer, Sgt Lisa Hill, is a new concept course instructed to control heavy bleeding from trauma when seconds count to save a life. It shows officers how to pack a wound with clotting agent or use a tourniquette to stop blood flow. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 8; Day 15 & 16: 9 Recruits returned this weekend for training. The first session was TASER certification by our certified trainer, Ofc. J. McCrary. There is much to know about this device and applying its' use as a tool in our force continuum. Recruits train on the taser in test fire situations on a role player dressed in a protective "Red-Man" suit. This class will certify them in carrying this device in their service with us. Firearms training continued the following day. As you can see, our Recruits do get a lot of range time with each day continuing to intensify on the indoor range. The drills keep building on what they learn each day to gain proficiency. They begin to grow muscle memory and build their confidence and skill. The weekend ended with training on traffic stops, instructed by Ofc. J. McCrary. Recruits are taught to conduct vehicle stops, including how to approach, and talk to drivers. They quickly learn another area where verbal judo is paramount. Officer safety also plays a large role in their training. They are also taught to make arrests from the vehicle safely, including searching and placing them into custody. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend 7; Day 13 & 14: 9 Recruits returned this weekend for training. On the first day, our Recruits received their criminal law & police procedure class from Chief Don Mawer. This is a very important class to teach officers about the rights of citizens as it relates to being detained or searched. They are nearing their midway point, which means they are fitted for their service uniforms. They will be fully uniformed by graduation. Firearms training continues to intensify on the indoor range. The drills keep building on what they learn each day to gain proficiency. The weekend ended with report writing class, instructed by Sgt. J McLaughlin. This is essential training, as they will write many reports in their service here. These reports will be viewed by prosecuting personnel and attorneys, so they must be well written. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend Six; Day 11 & 12: 9 Recruits returned this weekend for training. On the first day, our Recruits took their PPCT (defensive tactics) certification. A practical exam is administered by our certified trainer, Officer Rob Neilson. There is also a written exam required for their certification. We are happy to inform you, all Recruits passed. The second part of the day was O/C spray, better known as "Mace", certification. This is conducted by our certified trainer, Officer Gerald Fulmer. As you can see, Recruits are exposed to the chemical and placed into stressful patrol situations to show them the effects of the agent and how it will work. This is a confidence booster to help the officers know what to expect in case they are exposed in real life situations. The second day their firearms training continued on the indoor range. They keep building on what they learn each day to gain proficiency. They also received training on traffic control, a very necessary skill in our city due to the large amount of activities. They were placed into practical exercises at our headquarters parking lot and then placed into actual intersections for on the job training. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend Five; Day 9 & 10: 10 Recruits returned for the weekend for training. On the first day, our Recruits finished up their patrol handgun classroom by furthering their skills in handling and proficiency. They were instructed further on retention and tactical procedures including dry-fire exercises. They also received similar classroom training on the patrol rifle. On their second day, Recruits began their crowd control training. Our City holds many events and festivals throughout the year, each attracting visitors in the thousands. Dealing with large crowds of people is not easy, but Recruits get their first exposure to handling situations properly in the field. They learn what to look for and what to expect when having to deal with one person or even a large number of people. Recruits finished up their weekend with their first day on the indoor pistol range. They conducted very basic shooting drills to get a feel for the many range days in store for them. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend Four; Day 7 & 8: 10 Recruits returned for the weekend for Defensive Tactics Training. These two days of training are part of a full 40 hour certification instructed by Police Officer Rob Neilson. It teaches them to defend themselves and control a combative subject safely to minimize injuries to the officer as well as the suspect. This training intensifies as they keep learning new things that continue to build on what they have learned already. Scenarios continue, which only strengthen their abilities of talking to people to deescalate the situation before force is necessary. Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend Three; Day's 5 & 6: 10 Recruits returned for their third weekend of training. They began with learning the principles of the use of force. The class focused on department policy and procedure, and real world current topics in law enforcement. This class built the foundation for their first classes in firearms. The firearms course focuses on the proper safety, handling, maintaining and profiency with their duty pistol. Recruits took them out of their boxes for the first time and learned their parts, and proper handling while drawing and holstering the duty pistol. Many classroom drills were conducted including the disassembly under blindfold to simulate darkness. Our Recruits also had the opportunity to meet Chief William Gutzwiller, from the Essexville Police Department. Chief Gutzwiller, formerly a FPD Officer, teaches a class on Acute Uncontrolled Agitation. This is a very dangerous condition in which a person under the influence of certain drugs is induced into a volatile state that could put responders lives at risk. Thank you for coming back to see us Chief!! FPD misses you sir! Another weekend is approaching, stay with us through their training!

It is a somber Thanksgiving morning for Michigan Law Enforcement. Oakland County Sheriffs Office has suffered a tragic loss during the early morning hours as they have lost one of their own. All of us at FPD would like to extend our condolences to the family and the department. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend Two; Day 3 & 4: 10 Recruits returned last weekend for Defensive Tactics Training. These two days of training are part of a full 40 hour certification instructed by Police Officer Rob Neilson. It teaches them to defend themselves and control a combative subject safely to minimize injuries to the officer as well as the suspect. They will also be learning handcuffing, baton/impact weapon use, and firearm retention. During this training they are put into scenarios where they learn the valuable skills of talking to people to de-escalate situations before having to use these techniques. Weekend Three is fast approaching! Keep looking back for Recruit Class 118 updates!!

RTA CLASS 118, Weekend One; Day 1 & 2: On October 21, 2017, 10 Recruits began their journey as a class and team. They all made it through the proud traditions of morning induction. They learned classroom procedures and paramilitary operations. They received their duty gear, which our Staff Instructors (designated by their red shoulder tabs) assisted in setting up. Captain Stefanski instructed "The Winning Mindset". This is a class that explores the dangers of the job of a police officer and focuses on overcoming those dangers both physically and mentally. It is geared toward preparing the Recruit for what they will see in this line of work.

RTA CLASS 118, Orientation Weekend: On October 8, 2017 our Recruit Class began orientation with 10 Recruits. They learned what to expect in the coming weeks and were provided information from uniforms and gear to academy procedures and the classes they will be going to. Most importantly, they began the process of learning the need to become a TEAM! We will be updating after each weekends classes, so stay tuned for their progress!!

FPD's annual "Candy Patrol" was a great success! Officers walked our neighborhoods passing out candy to the trick or treaters! Afterwards we joined Frankenmuth Fire Department behind our station for a meet and greet with cider and donuts.