A Message from the Chief


DOREENOLKOPORTRAIT WebChief Olko possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Liberal Studies degree.  She has completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, is a graduate of the 44th Session of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development program and Leadership Oakland.  She is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs who awarded her their Presidential Medal of Honor in 2013.  She has 43 years as a law enforcement officer and 20 years as the chief. 

Welcome to our website!  As the Chief of Police, I would like to thank you for your interest in learning more about the Auburn Hills Police Department.  I hope you will also take a few minutes to click over to the page of the Auburn Hills Fire Department.

It is my honor to serve as Chief of Police in the City of Auburn Hills, a vibrant and diverse community with a rich history and an exciting future. 

Through collaborative problem solving with the community and aggressive pursuit of law violators, the Auburn Hills Police Department endeavors to keep our community safe and secure. Our tradition of Community Policing means that we listen to what you have to say. We respond to concerns and seek long-term solutions to neighborhood problems and challenges. Our staff, both sworn and non-sworn, are well trained, well equipped and committed to serving our great community.

Every day of the year, our 53 sworn officers are on the ready and prepared to respond quickly to emergencies throughout our City.  Last year we received 21,135 9-1-1 emergency calls and of those we responded to 25,904 police calls for service. As a result of the excellent work done by our employees and through collaboration with citizens and community groups, we had an exceptional crime clearance rate in many categories last year. While challenges remain in some areas, I am confident we are on the right track.

The men and women of the Auburn Hills Police Department are committed to serving you – our customer. Whether you live or work in Auburn Hills or are just visiting, you should know that we stand ready to serve. Of course, we cannot do it alone. We need your help in reporting suspicious activity and crime, becoming and remaining involved in your neighborhoods and sharing information with us to preserve order and safety.

Our Value Statement truly defines our Department's Philosophy:

"We value service as the foundation of this Department.  Striving for excellence using efficiency as our guide, emphasizing that the only service which we will not perform is poor service...."

I am proud to serve this community. On behalf of the 71 members of the Auburn Hills Police Department thank you for working with us to make Auburn Hills a great place to live and work.

Serving with Pride in Michigan and OUR community,

Doreen E. Olko