Police Department General Information

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The Plymouth Township Police Department has in recent years received several awards for its Community Policing and Traffic Safety programs. Plymouth Township police officers are assigned to one of four geographic areas where they talk with citizens to identify problems ranging from quality of life issues to traffic or crime. To reach the patrol Lieutenant to connect with officers assigned to your neighborhood, call (734) 354-3245


Vision Statement

The vision of the Charter Township of Plymouth Police Department is to provide professional courteous service, with quality and integrity, while being recognized as leaders in innovative services to our community and to the law enforcement profession.Image (10) - Copy

In order to accomplish this vision, the Township reorganized the Police Department community service and law enforcement functions. The Department developed the character of the Department by establishing the basic values under which we operate, and by setting goals and objectives to guide the Department in its delivery of community service. These goals and objectives will serve to measure our performance.

The Community Service Philosophy

The Plymouth Township Police Department has adopted a community oriented policing philosophy as a way to improve the police service it provides to its citizens. Community policing returns officers to the neighborhoods where they get to know the community. They are encouraged to form partnerships with residents, schools and business owners to identify and respond to community problems.


The Plymouth Township Police Department recognizes police personnel, to a very large measure, are the government representatives best positioned to address the concerns of the community’s citizens. Police personnel are the first called on to respond to the vast array of real and perceived threats to public safety and health. Police personnel are often best able to prompt, or develop, and carry out resolutions to these concerns.

The Department prides itself on the quality of its employees. It is the Department’s belief that providing its personnel with the opportunity to participate in planning, decision making and quality service delivery, will result in a safer community with citizens who have an enhanced perception of the quality of life. The Plymouth Township Police Department is dedicated to the efficient, effective and satisfactory delivery of police service.

Police personnel are encouraged to utilize their knowledge of the community and their profession to identify public safety problems and quality of life issues. The resolution of these problems shall be accomplished by the officers; use of their own ingenuity along with Department, Township and community resources. Department members shall work in partnership with the community to solve problems. Emphasis is placed on the identification and resolution of the underlying causes of the problems.

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James H. Knittel, Jr., Police Chief
(734) 354-3232

General Police Dept 
(734) 354-3232