We have a unique opportunity to provide police services to the City of Auburn Hills. The city offers a diverse range of opportunities for us to make a difference in the community. Auburn Hills is home to nearly 25,000 residents, including a large business community, educational institutions, retail establishments, and entertainment venues. We are proud to serve a diverse population of people, who live, work, and play in Auburn Hills.
We strongly believe in our mission to "continually improve the safety and quality of life within our community, through a broad base of traditional and innovative services while protecting constitutional and basic human rights."
We are proud to be recognized as an accredited law enforcement agency through the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC). We are also proud to know that we are one of less than 50 agencies in the State of Michigan who have earned accreditation status. There are over 400 law enforcement agencies in the state, and we truly value the accreditation process. This ensures that our policies and procedures and the way we do business meets best practices and industry standards. Not only do we say we are doing it right, but we must prove it to outside MLEAC assessors.
I hope you will take some time to navigate our website and learn more about us. We pride ourselves in being transparent with our community and this website provides an opportunity to share information through media releases, monthly reports, annual reports, services we provide, as well as how to get in contact with us based on your needs.
Please feel free to reach out to me directly or any one of our staff if you ever need our assistance. The patch on our uniform has the words “HONOR, INTEGRITY, & SERVICE” on it. This is who we are and what we all believe in!
Chief of Police
About the Chief:
Gagnon earned a master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University in 2020. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 276 and the Michigan State University School of Police Staff and Command. Gagnon is also a Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission state assessor.
Gagnon is a trained instructor in Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement. He has had the privilege of working with the Oakland Community Health Network in delivering this important training to police officers across Oakland County. He has also had the privilege of leading the coordination of implementing the mental health co-response team in Auburn Hills and in partnership with the Birmingham and Bloomfield Township Police Departments.
Chief Gagnon is a member of the following organizations:
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
FBI National Academy Associates
National Public Information Officers Association
Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police