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Shelby Township Police Department


Chief Shelide was hired by the Charter Township of Shelby Jan. 12, 2015 to lead its police force and serve the community as its Chief of Police. Working with Deputy Chief Mark Coil, Chief Shelide created a list of goals for the department, many of which have already been achieved.


  • We are expanding our building to provide an additional 7,000 square feet of space.
  • We established a captain position to increase our Executive Staff as we welcomed Captain Jason Schmittler.
  • We added an afternoon sergeant for the Special Investigations Unit.
  • We are striving to increase our patrol officer staffing to 75 officers by 2019.
  • We are continuing the education of our commanders at the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command with Sergeant Lawrence Rice celebrating his graduation from the program in 2018.
  • We are preparing to send Lieutenant Patrick Barnard to the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
  • We purchased additional patrol rifles to cover all vehicles, including those for the School Resource Officers’ vehicles.
  • We have two canine officers to provide full-coverage for all four platoons.
  • We are utilizing our certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) instructors to train our township departments and local businesses in active shooter response tactics.
  • We established a rescue task force with the Shelby Township Fire Department.
  • We are enhancing our Community Service team with the addition of a bike patrol.
  • We partnered with Utica Community Schools to add one School Resource Officer (SRO) to each high school in the township.
  • We implemented a Cadet Program.
  • We ordered eight new patrol vehicles.