The Otsego Police Department welcomes you! Hopefully you will find our web page informative and interesting. If there are other items you'd like to see here, please drop us a line to let us know. You can reach us by mail, phone/fax or email:
127 Court St., Otsego MI 49078
Phone: 269-692-6111 FAX: 269-692-3478
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Our Department is fortunate to have a wide range of the latest technological equipment at our disposal.
All of our patrol cars have in-car video cameras which record both audio and video. The patrol cars are also equipped with mobile data terminals (MDTs), which are in-car computers that allow officers to run checks on driving records and wanted persons directly from the car. Also each patrol car is equipped with bi-directional radars. These radars can clock vehicles from front, rear, opposite or same direction as the patrol vehicle.
We recently upgraded our MDT's to color laptop computers. This allows us to transmit photographs and fingerprints to the patrol units out on the road.
Traffic safety is a big part of our job in Otsego. We have purchased a radar speed sign to promote awareness to drivers and their speed. Our officers issued approximately 600 traffic violations and gave out over 1300 warnings to motorists during the year.
We receive many questions on Michigan Laws on Seat Belt requirements, Child Restrain, Graduated Licensing for new drivers, and Operating While Intoxicated. We have included handy guides (shown below) that outline these laws that all drivers are responsible to comply with.
Permit to Purchases a Handgun and Sex Offender Registrations are also handled by our Administrative Staff. If you live in the City of Otsego, you can get a Permit to Purchase a handgun or fulfill your legal Sex Offender Registration requirements at the Otsego Police Department on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Detective Beckman handles all felony cases from review, follow up, presentation for warrants, and submission to the Court for prosecution. He networks with area investigators, prosecutors, and defensive attorneys. He is recognized as an expert in several fields including his work with Child Protective Services, domestic abuse, and death investigations.
|Chief Gordon Konkle||2001||Chief of Police|
|Sgt. Kenneth Worstell||1972||Supervisor|
|Detective Bruce Beckman||1977||Department Investigator|
|Officer Aaron LaLone||2007||Patrol Officer|
|Officer Michael Gudith||2006||Patrol Officer/LEIN TAC|
|Officer Brandon Weber||2015||Patrol Officer|
|Officer Paul Farber||2013||Part-Time Patrol|
|Officer Brady Roberts||2015||Part-Time Patrol|
|Officer Donald McGee||2017||Part-Time Patrol|
|Officer Ashley Akers||2017||Part-Time Patrol|
|Dispatcher Lisa Rickli||2001||Secretary\Dispatcher|
Silent Observer: 1-800-554-3633
Allegan Country Central Dispatch: 1-269-673-3899
Allegan Sheriff Dept.: 1-269-673-0500
Wayland State Police: 1-269-792-2213
If you are going on a vacation or a trip where you will be away from your home for an extended period of time, please let us know so we can keep an eye on your home. There is a short form for you to complete with emergency contacts, dates and time you will be away that can be accessed by clicking here. Please fill out the form and drop it off at the police department before you leave.
The "Agenda" (Otsego's Newsletter) contains valuable information regarding parking restrictions, trash and brush pickup, and more. Plus a special section by Chief Konkle ... The Police Beat.
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