Department Goals and Achievements
Chief Shelide recently marked his one-year anniversary as the department's Chief of Police. He had his sights set on many things, the first of which was to promote the department's second-in-command and change the functional title from captain to deputy chief. Working with Deputy Chief Coil over the past year, Chief Shelide was able to bring many of his ideas and plans to fruition. Among them were:
- A continued and enhanced Citizen’s Police Academy
- Hired five replacement patrol officers
- Secured a slot for the April 2016 FBI National Academy (executive leadership development)
- Formed a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency by placing an officer in the agency as a Task Force Officer
- Placed a police sergeant in the FBI Macomb County Child Exploitation Task Force Program
- Completed a 16-hour block of instruction for Active Shooter Training for every sworn member of the department
- Replaced the retired police K-9. K-9 Morpheus officially joined the force on November 13, 2015, after completing a six-week training program with Officer Joe Wojcik.
- Hosted a two-week supervision course in October 2015. Illinois’ Northwestern University instructed 32 new supervisors from around the state in administration and leadership. Five Shelby Township sergeants received the training.
- Used social media as a tool/resource to brand the Shelby Township Police Department