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Community Oriented Policing

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnership and problem solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, ad fear of crime.

Community Partnerships

Collaborative partnerships between the Port Huron Police Department and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

  • Other Government Agencies
  • Community Members/Groups
  • Nonprofits/Service Providers
  • Private Businesses
  • Media

Organizational Transformation

The alignment of organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.

Agency Management

  • Climate and culture
  • Leadership
  • Labor Relations
  • Decision-Making
  • Strategic planning
  • Policies
  • Organizational evaluations (CALEA)
  • Transparency

Organizational Structure

  • Geographic assignment of officers
  • De-specialization
  • Resources and finances


  • Recruitment, hiring, and selection
  • Personnel supervision/evaluations
  • Training

Information Systems (Technology)

  • Communication/access to data
  • Quality and accuracy of data

Problem Oriented Policing

The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and rigorously evaluate effective responses.
  • Scanning: Identifying and prioritizing problems
  • Analysis: Researching what is known about the problem
  • Response: Developing solutions to bring about lasting
  • reductions in the number and extent of problems
  • Assessment: Evaluating the success of the responses
  • Using the crime triangle to focus on immediate conditions

The Port Huron Police Department Mission

The Port Huron Police Department will respond to community needs though a combined strategy of preventative, proactive and reactive policing programs, using the concept of a totally integrated team effort by all employees, the whole of which will be supported by a progressive participatory management environment.

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Major Crimes Unit (MCU)



Detective Sgt. J. Barna
Detective C. Bean
Officer G. Sharp
Officer R. Sheedy
Trooper N. Tucker
Officer J. Disser
Officer R. Philage


Criminal Investigative Division


Det. Lt. R. Wesch ext 1039
Det. M. McBride ext 1040
Det. K. Brisby ext 1041
Det. E. Krikorian ext 1042
Det. K. Merritt ext 1043
Det. E. Fantin ext 1045
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