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127 Court St., Otsego MI 49078
Phone: 269-692-6111    FAX: 269-692-3478

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Job Opportunities

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Police Technology

Our Department is fortunate to have a wide range of the latest technological equipment at our disposal.

Police cruiser

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.

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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 Enforcement

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Department Personnel / Administration Staff

Name Serving Since Email Responsibilities
Chief Gordon Konkle 2001 EMAIL Chief of Police
Sgt. Kenneth Worstell 1972 EMAIL Supervisor
Detective Bruce Beckman 1977 EMAIL Department Investigator
Officer Aaron LaLone 2007 EMAIL Patrol Officer
Officer Michael Gudith 2006 EMAIL Patrol Officer/LEIN TAC
Officer Brandon Weber 2015 EMAIL Patrol Officer
Officer Paul Farber 2013 EMAIL Part-Time Patrol
Officer Brady Roberts 2015 EMAIL Part-Time Patrol
Officer Donald McGee 2017 EMAIL Part-Time Patrol
Officer Ashley Akers 2017 EMAIL Part-Time Patrol
Dispatcher Lisa Rickli 2001 EMAIL Secretary\Dispatcher

Area Phone Numbers

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

House Watch

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.

News & More

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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Allegan County Sheriff Department

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