Cadillac Police Department

  • Agency: Cadillac Police Department
  • Address: 200 North Lake St., Cadillac, 49601 MI
  • Chief: Jeffrey Hawke (Director of Public Safety)
Phone: (231) 775-3491
Fax: (231) 775-1408

Cadillac Police Department is located at 200 North Lake St., Cadillac, 49601 MI. The Director of Public Safety of the department is Jeffrey Hawke. The Cadillac Police Department phone number is (231) 775-3491.

Cadillac Police Department News

Check out Officer Rork’s morning with the MTM crew talking about Halloween safety!

Officer Rork on MTM with 9&10 News and Local 32. Harnessing his inner Starchild!

We had a couple early trick-or-treaters stop in to show off their costumes. Looking good!

School Resource Officer Schall speaking with students at the Cadillac High School about the laws pertaining to sexual education.

On October 25th 2018. Members from both Cadillac Police Department and The Cadillac Fire Department attended the Oasis Candle light vigil at the pavilion in the park. Cadillac Police and Fire stood in solidarity with the Oasis staff and community to shed a light on domestic violence in our community. Keep up the good work Oasis staff!

For the months of November and December, we will be taking part in "No Shave November" to benefit Oasis Family Resource Center. Officers who participate will donate $100 to the Oasis Holiday Sponsorship and will grow their beards for November and December. The Oasis Holiday Sponsorship provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and Christmas presents to clients who are having financial difficulties. If you are interested in supporting Oasis and their work for our community, visit their website at

Anyone recognize this sweet lady? She was picked up by one of our Officers this morning on North Boulevard in Kenwood Park. Please give us a call at (231) 775-3491 so we can get her home.

WARNING – Please be advised that the following video contains profane, inappropriate language. While the Cadillac Police Department was conducting a routine traffic stop on October 21, 2018, an onlooker recorded video and posted a partial video along with an inaccurate narrative about what they were witnessing on social media with the tag “police brutality”. The video very quickly became “viral” and resulted in the posting of several comments that were factually untrue in addition to rhetoric that went well beyond anti-police by escalating into threats to kill police officers, children of Police Officers and further identifying police family members and their places of employment. The Cadillac Police Department takes all threats seriously, and where appropriate, is investigating the validity of those that were made in order to prosecute anyone inciting violence, killings and making terroristic threats against our Officers and families. The video that is posted below by the Cadillac Police Department is the entire video of the traffic stop. Audio that captured information from the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) was removed; no other edits were made. The Complaint Number for this incident is 18-002982. Thank you, Cadillac Police Department Background of the Traffic Stop On October 21, 2018 at approximately 12:25 PM, Cadillac Police was dispatched to 818 First Avenue for a suspicious blue vehicle that was reported to be parked in front of a house for over an hour. Upon arrival, Cadillac Police witnessed a vehicle matching the description being driven down an alley. Subsequently, Cadillac Police conducted a stop on an un-plated vehicle that in the video is seen parked partially in the alley. The video starts with the vehicle already stopped in the alley, and the driver does verify on the video that he was the one that Police witnessed driving the vehicle. During this routine traffic stop, the driver’s name was checked through LEIN where driving status and warrant information was obtained. Consequently, the driver was detained and arrested on charges. The video shows resistance by the driver to comply with orders from Cadillac Police, and although the driver stated “no” when asked if he had anything illegal on him, drug paraphernalia and suspected drugs were obtained during a search of his person. Further, the vehicle was impounded to await a search warrant for the continuation of the drug investigation. The driver was transported to the Wexford County Jail for processing, and arraigned on the following charges: • Habitual Offender 2nd • Resisting and Obstructing x2 • Suspended 2nd subsequent • Unregistered Vehicle • No insurance • Possession of marijuana

The Cadillac Police Department is well aware of the Facebook post and partial video from the traffic stop yesterday. The video in its entiriety tells the whole story and we are working on releasing it. Due to the Law Enforcement Information Network policy, confidential information is captured on audio and that portion needs to be redacted for the protection of the suspects rights. We have reached out to the Michigan State Police and requested that they assist in the audio redaction portion. We have been in contact with our legal team and when given the green light we will release the video of the Officers dashcam. Please be patient while we work through this process.

We would like your assistance in identifying a suspect in a larceny from Speedway on Sunday Sept. 16 at around 11:30pm. The suspect can be seen on camera stealing a Children's Miracle Network donation jar from the front counter and running from the store. If you have any information please contact the Cadillac Police at (231) 775-3491. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Silent Observer at (231) 779-9215 or at

We would like to remind people to please call and report crimes or suspicious persons. Too many times we end up seeing a Facebook post about something that we wish we had been called on. Please do not hesitate to call when you see something happening. The best way to report something is to call Central Dispatch at (231) 779-9211 and they will send an officer from the Cadillac Police Department to assist you. Thank you and please help us to keep everyone safe out there by being our eyes and calling.

The Cadillac Police Department would like to welcome Director of Public Safety Adam Ottjepka! Adam was sworn in at the City Council meeting on 08/20/2018 and will take over command of the Cadillac Police Department and Cadillac Fire Department. Please join us in welcoming Adam to Cadillac! Thank you to the Cadillac News for taking and sharing the photos with the Cadillac Police Department!

Come on down to the Carl T Johnson center for Smokey the Bears Birthday! K9 Sage is here!

Found this on the news yesterday. Check out number 2 on the list. Pretty cool to see Cadillac PD listed!

The Cadillac Police Department would like to welcome our newest officer. Officer Zach Hicks was sworn in on July 30th. He will begin his field training this week. Welcome to the department Zach!

This is great to see! Some of our officers just helped her celebrate her birthday a little while ago!

Officer Sogge trying out her new patrol bike.