Organization | Staff | Programs


The Orchard Lake Police Department is staffed by eight full-time police officers and an administrative clerk and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dispatch services are contracted through West Bloomfield Police Department.

All of the officers are certified through the State of Michigan as Medical First Responders and are trained as Automatic Defibrillator Technicians. Trauma Bags and Automatic External Defibrillators are carried in the patrol cars 24/7.

  • Joe George
    Chief of Police
  • Denise Meisner
    Administrative Clerk - serving since 2008
  • Detective/Sergeant Darrell Betts – serving since 2004
  • Sergeant Tony Banks
    - serving since 2000
  • Sergeant Larry Hailo
    Crime Prevention Officer - serving since 2000
  • Officer Daniel Caldwell
    - serving since 2013
  • Officer Jeff Gomez
    - serving since 2009
  • Officer Matt Grubb
    - serving since 2013
  • Officer Garet Malott
    - serving since 2013
  • Officer Richard Mitchell
    - serving part time since 2011
  • Officer David Sims
    - serving part time since 2011
  • Officer Robert Frost
    - serving part time since 2013


Crime Prevention
Trained through Louisville, KY Police Department's Crime Prevention School, Chief Joe George offers assistance to homeowners as well as business owners in reducing your exposure to crime through security assessments. Chief Joe George has also presented personal safety seminars with the assistance of guest speakers. Chief Joe George is available to speak to subdivision associations and other groups in the City.

Concealed Weapon and Purchase Permits
Applications for handgun purchase permits may be obtained at the police department weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A Notary Public is normally available at City Hall.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
The West Bloomfield Fire Department offers CPR training open to the public on a regular basis. Please visit
or call 248-409-1505 for more information.