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.
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
Animal Control: (586) 574-4806
Note: Animals recovered by the city of Warren are relocated to an animal shelter in Mount Clemens. If you’re looking for a lost pet you feel may have been collected by Animal Control, contact Animal Control immediately at 586-574-4806.
Click here for lost and found pet notices.
Click here to post a lost or found pet notice.
Captain Robert Ahrens – Administrative Services Bureau
Captain Robert Ahrens has been with the Warren Police Department since January of 1994. He grew up in Warren and attended De La Salle Collegiate High School. Captain Ahrens received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and later graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Captain Ahrens has previously commanded the Patrol Services Bureau, a Patrol Platoon, the Narcotics Unit, the Special Operations Unit and the Detective Bureau. Captain Ahrens currently commands the Warren Police Department’s Administrative Services Bureau.
Captain Cortland R. Larry -Patrol Services Bureau
Captain Cortland Larry has been with the Warren Police Department Since January 11, 1995. Captain Larry was born and raised in the City of Warren and graduated from Sterling Heights High School. Captain Larry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University. Before being appointed to his current position, Captain Larry has been assigned to the Road Patrol Division, Special Investigations Division, Special Response Team, Special Operations Unit, Jail Division, and the Training Division. Captain Larry currently oversees the Warren Police Department’s Road Patrol Services Bureau.
Michigan Concealed Pistol License application forms are available via the Michigan State Police and the Macomb County websites. Printed copies are no longer supplied by the City of Warren.
C.P.L. Applicants who are City of Warren residents may have the fingerprinting process completed by the City of Warren Police Department Identification Division. Applicants must present their ID and the LIVESCAN request form produced by the Macomb County Clerk’s Office. The fee for C.P.L. fingerprinting is $15.00 (cash or check only). Fingerprinting is performed Monday – Friday, 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:30pm
For information on gun registration in the City of Warren, please call (586) 574-4751 during normal business hours.
C.P.L. licenses are NOT issued by the city.
For further information from Macomb County CLICK HERE.
For information from the State of Michigan CLICK HERE.
Accident reports must be obtained online at the following website: clemis.org
For more information on Warren PAL, click here http://warrenpal.org/