City of Warren, MI

Police Department

Dwyer
William Dwyer

Police Commissioner
29900 Civic Center Blvd.
Warren, MI 48093
(Near Van Dyke / 12 Mile Rd)
Phone: (586) 574-4700

William Dwyer was re-appointed Commissioner of the Warren Police Department on August 14, 2017. He previously served as the Warren Police Commissioner from April 2008 until December 2010. He also was elected as Oakland County Commissioner for the 14th District on November 2, 2010 and started his first two-year term on January 1, 2011. In December of 2018 he retired after his fourth two-year term as an Oakland County Commissioner.

Prior to his current assignment in Warren, the Commissioner served 23 years with the Farmington Hills Police Department as Police Chief. Before Farmington Hills, he served 23 years with the Detroit Police Department, where he held the position of Commander of Chief’s Staff. Prior to that, he was in charge of the Narcotics Division for seven years, having risen through the ranks from the position of Patrol Officer. Commissioner Dwyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mercy College and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University. He is also a graduate of the 97th session of the FBI National Academy.

He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is a past president of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, in addition to having served as president of the Oakland County Chief’s Association and the Southeastern Michigan Chiefs of Police Association. Commissioner Dwyer has served on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team since 1987. He is the past chairman of the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and served as vicechair in September 2003. In 2001, he was appointed to the Federal Anti-Terrorism Task Force and is still presently a member. He was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet Council on Crime in 1989 and serves on the Commission on Children, Youth, and Families. He is on the Farmington Hills/Farmington Community Foundation and also serves as a member of the President’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of Rochester College and a member of the executive committee of Michigan Citizens for Handgun Control. He served as chairperson of the Oakland County CLEMIS Advisory Committee for 11 years.

In 2004, he was appointed by Governor Granholm to the Michigan Homeland Security Advisory Council. Governor Granholm appointed him to the Michigan Public Safety Communications System Advisory Board in April 2005 and re-appointed him in April 2006. He is a member of the Hundred Club of Detroit and serves as president of the Farmington Hills Benevolent Association. In 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. Commissioner Dwyer was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Custodial Interrogation Recording Task Force in 2006 and became a member of the Community Outreach Impact Committee. In 2009, Commissioner Dwyer received the Collegian Award from Wayne State University. In 2010, Crime Stoppers of Michigan named him the Police Executive of the Year. The Commissioner is also an active member of both the Optimist Club and the Rotary Club.

Commissioner Dwyer is a graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School in Mt. Clemens. He and his wife Doris have two grown sons.

Most recently in 2019, Commissioner Dwyer was one of the founding members of the newly created Macomb County/Federal Task Force to fight against illegal Narcotic, otherwise known as F.A.N.T.O.M.

Matthew Nichols – Deputy Police Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Matthew Nichols joined the Warren Police Department in August of 1999. DC Nichols is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, has earned an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Macomb Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He has previously held assignments in the Patrol Division, Training Division, Macomb Auto Theft Squad of the Investigative Services Bureau, Administrative Services Bureau, and is an adjunct faculty member at Macomb Community College. DC Nichols is currently responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Police Department.

Police Department Phone Numbers
  • Police Department (non-emergency) (586) 574-4700
  • Office of the Commissioner (586) 574-4803
  • Criminal Investigations (586) 574-4810
  • Family Investigations (586) 574-4762
  • Special Investigation (Drug Unit) (586) 574-4837
  • Records Dept. (586) 574-4760
  • Animal Control (586) 574-4806
  • Traffic/Accident Investigation (586) 574-4870
  • Detention/Prisoner Information (586) 574-4844

 

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City of Warren, Michigan

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