We are a full-service police department, located at 8500 Jefferson Road, Brooklyn, MI. Our website was re-designed in late 2005. Our department itself had also just gone through a series of major changes, including personnel. David Elwell became the chief, and several new officers joined the force. A number of infrequently used programs were discontinued, and we brought our focus back to providing not only basic police services, but expanding our presence in the community, enhancing our training, improving our case closure rate, fulfilling our reporting requirements, and becoming more responsible to our community. Prior to 1992, the department was known as the Brooklyn-Columbia Police Department. Since that time, we have been the Columbia Township Police Department. We patrol not only the greater Columbia Township area, but also specifically the Village of Brooklyn. Although geographically just North of the Michigan International Speedway, Columbia Township Police assists during race weekends, as well as other scheduled events at the speedway. During Nascar race weekends, the Brooklyn area becomes the third-largest populated area in Michigan. The lake areas of Columbia Township also contribute to a summertime population explosion. Our calls for service are routed through the Jackson County 911 center for all emergency and non-emergency calls. This allows for a faster response in the event of an emergency, and yet allows residents to request a Columbia Township police officer for non-emergency type matters. In 2004, there were 2,430 calls for police service in Columbia Township. Additionally, there is a 211 service for those needing help in the community that do not require or need a police officer. We thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to serving you!
Sincerely, David K. Elwell, Chief of Police