The Beecher Police Department consists of 15 sworn officers, 1 specialty officer and civilian records personnel. The police department’s chain of command consists of the Chief of Police, Patrol/Operations Lieutenant and a Patrol Corporal.
Specialty positions throughout the department include Bicycle Patrol, Juvenile Officer, Accident Reconstruction Officer, Truck Enforcement Officer, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Breath Alcohol Operator, School Resource Officer, and Evidence Technician.
Of the 15 sworn officers, 10 officers are full-time and 5 officers are part-time. Full-time officers assigned to patrol work 12-hour shifts. Part-time officers supplement the full-time officers and cover shifts up to twelve hours in length.
The Beecher Police Department has adopted a proactive approach to the policing strategy. This is accomplished by vigorously investigating ways to mitigate situations that could lead to civil disturbance or criminals acts within its’ jurisdiction and surrounding area. A special concern of the Beecher Police Department includes public information to senior citizens and businesses in an attempt to prevent exposure to criminal opportunity. This strategy enhances the police department’s community relationship, thus, promoting a strong, aggressive, and critical community – police relationship.
Patrol officers utilize the most current and innovative equipment available. Each squad car is equipped with a video camera, mobile data terminal (MDT), “moving” radar unit, and tactical use weapons. Officers are dispatched by Laraway Communications Center which has enhanced 911 capabilities to help direct officers as quickly and efficiently as possible.