13233 Hamilton
Highland Park, MI   48203-3578

Police Department
James McMahon
Interim Police Chief

313-252-0050 ext. 244


Mission Statement

The mission of the Highland Park Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of all residents and visitors in our community. We are dedicated to upholding the principles of justice, fairness, and equality, while fostering trust, collaboration, and respect among our officers and the community we serve.

Our mission is centered around four core pillars:

  1. Ensuring Public Safety: We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all individuals in Highland Park. Through proactive and responsive policing strategies, we aim to prevent and deter crime, while swiftly and effectively addressing incidents when they occur. We prioritize the protection of life, property, and the well-being of our community members.
  2. Building Community Trust: We recognize that trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the community are essential to effective policing. We strive to cultivate strong relationships by engaging in open and transparent communication, actively listening to community concerns, and working collaboratively to address issues. We embrace diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity, treating all individuals with dignity and respect.
  3. Promoting Professionalism and Accountability: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and integrity. Our officers receive ongoing training to enhance their skills and knowledge, ensuring they are equipped to handle the complex challenges of modern law enforcement. We maintain a culture of accountability, where transparency, fair and impartial conduct, and adherence to department policies and procedures are paramount.
  4. Embracing Innovation and Adaptability: We embrace innovation and leverage technology to enhance our operational effectiveness. By utilizing data-driven approaches, we aim to identify crime trends, allocate resources efficiently, and make informed decisions. We are committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in law enforcement practices and continuously improving our strategies to meet the evolving needs of our community.

Through our unwavering commitment to these pillars, we aim to create a safe, inclusive, and thriving Highland Park. We value the partnership and collaboration of our residents, businesses, and community organizations in achieving this shared vision. Together, we will build a community where everyone feels secure, respected, and empowered to contribute to the betterment of our city.

Together, we are the Highland Park Police Department, dedicated to serving and protecting with compassion, integrity, and professionalism.


Interim Police Chief, James McMahon
Sergeant Cameron Fegreus

Patrol Division - Supervisory Officers

Sergeant Garth John
Sergeant Stuart Jackson
Sergeant India Smith

Patrol Desk (non-emergency, prisoner information) 313-852-7338

Criminal Investigations Section

Phone: 313-252-0050
Email detective@highlandparkmi.gov
Detective Paul Thomas ext. 315

Property Section

Phone: 313-252-0050
Ofc. James Richardson ext. 314

Integrity Unit (Internal Affairs)

Phone: 313-252-0050
Director Charles Lackey ext. 300
Email clackey@highlandparkmi.gov

Community Engagement Unit

Koron Wilkerson Jr. ext. 342
Email: kwilkerson@highlandparkmi.gov 

Officer Everett Monroe ext. 406
Email: emonroe@highlandparkmi.gov

Records Department

Phone: 313-252-0050
Officer Everett Monroe ext. 342
Record Clearances http://www.michigan.gov/ichat

  • Firearms Purchase Permits
  • Firearms Registrations

Police and Traffic Accident Reports can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traffic Accident Reports may also be obtained here online (date of accident and report number required)

Animal Control

313-852-7338 ext. 2 

Illegal Dumping

Phone: 313-852-7338