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Preparing for the next emergency is just as important as preparing for the next century as far as the Brownstown Police Department is concerned. Which explains its new 5.9 million dollar station on King Road.

Completed late in 1999, the state-of-the-art facility is a millennial leap from the department's previous location, adjacent to Township Hall: 5,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet. Within those walls are facilities that Brownstown has never enjoyed - such as its own 10-cell lockup. Prior to the building's construction, Brownstown had to ship its prisoners - even overnight detainees to other community's jails.



Preparing for the next emergency is just as important as preparing for the next century as far as the Brownstown Police Department is concerned. Which explains its new 5.9 million dollar station on King Road.

Completed late in 1999, the state-of-the-art facility is a millennial leap from the department's previous location, adjacent to Township Hall: 5,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet. Within those walls are facilities that Brownstown has never enjoyed - such as its own 10-cell lockup. Prior to the building's construction, Brownstown had to ship its prisoners - even overnight detainees to other community's jails.

Detainees are now housed at Brownstowns facility and arraigned through the 33rd District Court via closed-circuit television, which cuts down on the time consuming travel to and from the court."

The lockup is only one of the features of the new site, however: It also boasts its own indoor shooting range, an auditorium for both police and Neighborhood Watch training, an exercise room and four locker rooms - male and female for both command officers and patrol officers.

To give residents an idea of the long term thinking involved with the facility, the site has room for as many as 120 sworn officers, which means the facility can easily accommodate any future expansions within the force as the growth of the community demands it.

What makes the new facility equally unique is that it requires no tax increase levied against township residents and businesses: its long-term financing is being completely paid for by revenues from the township's growing DDA (Downtown Development Authority) fund.

An integral part of the department is community relations to ensure that residents get to know their police department".

To make sure that goal is met, the department relies on Sergeant Paul Kolonich. Kolonich is responsible for speaking to community and civic groups and teaching GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training), a program similar to DARE.

Assisting Sgt. Kolonich is his community relations endeavors is a liaison officer assigned to the Woodhaven-Brownstown High School.

As our community continues to grow, the many dedicated men and women of your Police Department will continue to provide a high level of quality services to the residents of Brownstown.

Read about the Police Chief/Public Safety Director,  James Sclater, by clicking here.

THE DEPUTY CHIEF - Robert M. Matthews

Education & Training

Eastern Michigan University – Bachelor’s Degree, Public Safety Administration (Summa Cum Laude)
Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy
Wayne County Sheriffs Office - Basic Police Academy
Michigan State Police - Basic and Advanced Narcotics Training
Fort Custer - FBI Basic SWAT, Hostage Rescue School, DRMATF Sniper School

Career Experience

Charter Township of Brownstown
- Deputy Police Chief (2009-Present)
- Police Lieutenant (2001-2009)
- Police Sergeant (1997-2001)
- Police Officer (1987-1997)
Wayne County Sheriff Department, Officer (1985-1987)