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Meet Our Officers

The men and women of the Chesaning Police Department are the people who make this organization as great as it is. We are here to serve you. Whether you're raising a family in Chesaning or simply visiting, we want your experience to be safe and fun.

Building upon community policing, the Chesaning Police Department is committed to a policing philosophy that proactively addresses crime and the fear of crime through a shared relationship with citizens and officers in their neighborhoods.
We invite you to become involved with the Chesaning Police Department because no law enforcement agency can solve crime or quality of life issues alone. Effective police community relationships, communication and engagement are the critical components to our success.

Our department employs ranks of a Chief, Sergeant and patrol officers to meet the needs of our community.

Please take the time to learn more about our units, programs and services. Take advantage of the many opportunities to communicate with us and learn how we can work together. We look forward to serving with you. So, roll up your sleeves and join us.


rshort_CPD_01 Rebecca Short
Chief of Police 

Chief Short came began her employment with the Breckenridge Police Department after attending the police academy. Short then came to the Chesaning Police Department in 2018 as a part time officer. Short was then promoted to chief of Police for the Chesaning Police Department and began to assemble a team of highly professional officers to serve the Village of Chesaning. During the first year of Short's time as Chief, the department has hired reliable officers, improved technology and protected officer morale. Short currently serves as a firefighter for the Breckenridge Fire Department and is a certified EMT. 

sconner_CPD_01 Scott Conner
Sergeant

Sergeant Conner began his career with the Chesaning Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer in 2014. Sgt. Conner graduated from LERTA (Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy) and was hired directly after by the Chesaning Police Dept. as a part time patrol officer, while working for the St. Charles Police Dept. and Argentine Township Police Dept. Sgt. Conner was then offered a position as a full-time police officer with the Chesaning Police Dept., in which he accepted. Sgt. Conner's drive to streamline efficiency, promote better officer health & wellbeing and his skills at administrative tasks led Chief Short to promote him to the position of Sergeant, a position in which hasn't been filled since 2007, and was severely needed. Sgt. Conner is responsible for the direct supervision of patrol officers, evidence & record management, officer training, and the daily operation of the police department. Sergeant Conner's high expectations for the officers as well as his commitment to efficiency, ensure our residents are served properly and equally.
mlampkowski_CPD_01 Mark Lampkowski
Patrol Officer 

Officer Lampkowski joined the Chesaning Police Department in 2019 and brings extensive experience from a long career in law enforcement to the department. Lampkowski is currently employed with the Argentine Township Police, as well as our department, and looks forward to serving our community for years to come!

zott_CPD_01 Zackery Ott
Patrol Officer 

After attending the Delta Police Academy, Officer Ott began his career with the Alma City Police Department as a patrol officer. After completing the field training officer program, he contacted the Chesaning Police Department and began his career with us. Officer Ott is currently a highly trained and license EMT and serves as our department's Field Training Officer. Officer Ott ensures only fully trained officers make it through our stringent training program.
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Justin Watkins
Patrol Officer 
Before coming to the Chesaning Police Department, Office Ott was previously employed in managerial positions in retail, as well as currently working part time in municipal public works. Officer Watkins attended the Mid-Michigan Police Academy then began employment with us soon after graduating. Officer Watkins has been praised for his enthusiasm by previous employers and is an asset to our department.

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Andrew Selke
Patrol Officer 
Officer Selke came to our department in 2020 and has been enthusiastic to work ever since. Selke was a member of the United States Army where he served as an Infantryman and a Security Specialist. Selke was the Assistant Commander for the Sault Ste Marie Auxiliary Police Department where he learned the benefits and importance of community police and positive engagement. Selke Graduated from Lake Superior State University, then attended the Kirtland Police Academy.  Selke has been the recipient of many awards including the Army Commendation Medal, Expert Marksmanship Badge, Leadership Award, and more. 

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Michael Forbes
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Forbes has been volunteering his time with the Chesaning Police Department since 2012 and is the current longest serving member of the Reserve Division. Forbes is currently employed in the skilled trades industry, and although extremely preoccupied with his work, still enjoys helping the department when we need him. 

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Gene Parker
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Parker has been with the Chesaning Police Dept. since 2014 . Parker has an extensive military background including a total of approximately 40 years with the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Master Chief. Parker retired from the Navy, and began a career of commercial truck driving. Parker is currently employed by the Village as the Ordinance Enforcement officer and is a member of the Village of Chesaning Planning Commission, as well as serving as the school crossing guard for Fourth St. 
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Troy Fulton
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Fulton has been involved in a law enforcement in multiple forms since he was 16 years old. Fulton was first a member of the Argentine Township Cadet Program, then moved on to the Argentine Township Reserve Unit, then came to the Chesaning Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer after that. Fulton is currently going through the process of attending a police academy and being employed by the Flint Police Department.

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Bridget Buchanan
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Buchanan has been with the Chesaning Police Department's Reserve Division since 2018. She is currently employed in the retail industry and going the hiring process at Livingston County Sheriff's Department. Buchanan is currently a member of Argentine Township's Reserve Unit as well. 

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Madeline Brayan
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Brayan came to the Chesaning Police Department in 2019, after being referred to us by school colleagues. Brayan is currently enrolled full time in college, where she studies forensic science, biology, and anatomy and physiology. Brayan hopes to some day work for the Michigan State Police's Forensics Unit and intends to employ the experience she is gaining now, in her future career. 

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Brandon Thompson
Reserve Police Officer 
Reserve Officer Thompson joined the Reserve Unit in 2020 after determining he wanted to further his career by gaining first-hand knowledge of the police officer career. Thompson has previously worked at a towing and recovery company, a trucking company and is currently employed by MMR as an EMT. Thompson brings extensive medical knowledge to our department, which has been used in multiple situations since joining. Thompson is preparing himself to enter the police academy and start the next chapter of his life.