In 2011-2012 the Police Department is budgeted for 16 full time employees. We also utilize part time officers and dispatchers to help the Village of Holly save. In 2011 the Holly Police Department responded to 10,895 calls.
Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is selected by the Village Manager and appointed by the Village Council, and leads the Department. In addition to overall Department management, the Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for critical functions such as fiscal management, career development and training, legal affairs, media relations, legislative issues, evaluation of management activities and operations, emergency management and internal affairs investigations.
The Chief of Police manages two divisions: Uniformed Services and Administrative Services.
Uniformed Services Division
The division is tasked with the deployment of 24-hour, seven day a week First Responder personnel, conducting crime repression and crime prevention patrols, as well as responding to calls for police service, conducting initial criminal investigations, responding to non-criminal service requests, and performing selective traffic violation enforcement. The division also manages and operates the Emergency 911 Communications center (PSAP) and Dispatch personnel.
Administrative Services Division
The division is tasked with the investigation and follow up of initial criminal investigations; forensic analysis of physical evidence; handling, storage and disposal of evidence and property; management of subsequent cases in a court of law; liquor control commission enforcement; youth crimes investigations; and the School Resource Officer Program. The Records Section consolidates and maintains all official original records and reports, compiles legal material related to FOIA requests, manages vehicle impounds and sales, the registration of firearms, application for CCW permits, employment checks and preparing and disseminating data collected about department performance.
The Bicycle Patrol Unit strives to promote a positive working relationship among the community while maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism. It is our goal to build a partnership with area residents, merchants and visitors through direct, positive interaction.
Currently the department has 2 certified bicycle patrol officers, Officer Simpson and Officer Goedertier. The bicycle patrol officers perform the same duties as motor patrol.
Training: Speed and mobility are assets of the department’s bicycle unit. Bicycle officers are highly trained. The training consists of 40 hours of classroom and riding before being allowed to patrol on a bicycle. The initial training covers such topics as basic bike handling, emergency maneuvers, riding in traffic, off-road rough terrain tactics, agility, dismounting and suspect apprehension and equipment maintenance/minor repairs
Equipment and Uniforms: The bicycles are equipped with quick mount and release bike carriers allowing the officers to take a bike with them on patrol. Each bike patrol officer is outfitted with gear for all weather conditions. The equipment includes: Cool-max shirts, shorts, pants, gloves, a versatile jacket, vest and a helmet. The shirts and jackets have reflective patches on the back for safety and identification.
Bike Patrol Duties: Officers assigned to bike patrol perform the same duties as officers assigned to motor patrol. Officers on bikes are assigned patrol beats and answer assigned calls. Bike patrol officers are also assigned to work and address specific problems that may arise within the community. Bike patrol officers make arrests for offenses ranging from driving while under the influence to felony narcotics arrests.
You may observe officers talking to residents and their families while on patrol. Officers also hand out stick on badges for the children to wear.
It is our belief that by incorporating mobility, visibility, interaction, and proactive law enforcement techniques, a bicycle patrol officer can positively affect the everyday workings of a police department and its impact on the community.