Annual Reports

Dear Mayor McDaniel, City Council Members, City Manager Tanghe, Auburn Hills Residents, Visitors, Community Leaders and Business Representatives:

It is my pleasure to present the 2021 Auburn Hills Police Department Annual Report. This will be my final report, as I am retiring from law enforcement on February 25, 2022. When I came to Auburn Hills in 2018, I signed a three-year contract with City Administration and was tasked with mentoring staff in preparation of their future leadership roles and bringing new ideas to the agency. As we move into 2022, it is time for me to step aside and let the agency move forward with the new administration that has been working so hard to ready themselves to run the agency. I am pleased to share that Ryan Gagnon will become the new Chief of Police, and Scott McGraw will be the Deputy Chief.
We have accomplished many things in the past 3 ½ years, including achieving statewide recognition as an accredited agency, redevelopment of the department branding, leadership training, and completing major projects such as implementation of body worn cameras and implementation of a new community policing model. Law enforcement is an always improving field and the new administration will be tasked with looking for the newest trends to better service our residents.

  In 2021 we continued to work hard to improve services, curb criminal activity, and improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors. We implemented our body worn camera program which ensures all officers have a camera recording their interaction with the public. Transparency is paramount in law enforcement, and the ability to review events during a police encounter is a must in today’s policing.

Another significant program introduced in 2021 was the Mental Health Co-Response (CORE) program. The program teams a trained mental health provider with officers working in the field to provide much needed mental health services and support. The program is a joint effort involving Auburn Hills, Birmingham, and Bloomfield Township Police Agencies. Much more information on this program is located on page 12 in this Annual Report. 

Policing has faced many challenges in 2021 including a significant increase in line of duty deaths. Officers killed in the line of duty increased from 387 in 2020 to 512 in 2021. This is an alarming trend and of grave concern to administrators wanting to keep our officers safe. Accidents, assaults on police officers, and COVID are major contributors to this increase. We work hard to implement safety protocols, enhanced training, and policies that will keep our officers as safe as possible. I personally want to thank the fine men and women of the Auburn Hills Police Department for their dedication to the community by performing this dangerous but truly needed role as a police officer. Thank you for putting on that uniform each day.

It has been an honor serving as your police chief for the past 3 ½ years. I want to thank our City Council, City Administration, fellow department heads, and my team of law enforcement professionals for making this job just a bit easier. I have enjoyed every minute of it and can leave my role knowing the residents of Auburn Hills are in great hands.
I wish all of you a safe, happy, and prosperous 2022. Stay safe!

Chief Jeff Baker


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