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City of DeWitt Police Department - Chief Ferguson:

OFFICE: 517-669-9131
FAX: 517-669-9018
Chief Bruce Ferguson received the appointment to serve as the Chief of Police of the DeWitt Police Department in February of 2013. Prior to this appointment, Chief Ferguson served the Lansing Police Department for 25 years, serving the last 10 years as a Lieutenant. Chief Ferguson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University and has been a DeWitt resident since 1987.

The Chief of Police, under the general supervision of the Mayor of the City of DeWitt, is responsible for providing quality police service to the citizens of DeWitt. This includes the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and budgeting of the department. 

The Chief of Police determines the Department's overall mission, as well as its long and short-term goals and objectives. This includes routine preventative patrol, criminal investigation and enforcement of all State and local traffic and criminal laws, as well as a number of other City Ordinances.

Chief Ferguson can be contacted via email at:
City of DeWitt Police Department - Lieutenant Spagnuolo

Lieutenant Joe Spagnuolo was hired as Lieutenant in July of 2009. He came from the Village of Elsie where he previously served as Chief of Police. Prior to the Village of Elsie he served 16 years with the Capital Region Airport Authority, Department of Public Safety and served in the capacity of officer, training sergeant and K-9 handler. Joe has worked with the City of DeWitt Police Department, part time since April of 2006.

Lieutenant Spagnuolo also served the citizens of Maple Rapids as their Police Chief for over 8 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lieutenant Spagnuolo can be contacted via email at:
City of DeWitt Police Department:

The City of DeWitt operates a 24-hour Department with a staff of six full-time sworn officers which include a Chief, a Lieutenant and six part-time officers and an Administrative Assistant.

Our Department is proud of being a community-oriented agency, still performing many of the services long since abandoned by larger, busier departments. Like many small communities near metropolitan hubs, the DeWitt Police Department's first line of defense against the encroachment of criminal activity is an ongoing and aggressive program of preventive patrol, 24 hours a day. 

The Department takes pride in the fact that officers are supplied and trained with the finest vehicles and equipment made, and we expect that contact between a Police Officer and a resident will be professional and pleasant.


414 E. Main Street

DeWitt MI 48820

Phone: 517-669-9131 

Fax: 517-669-9018

Clinton County Central Dispatch:
989-224-6792 or in Clinton County: 9-1-1
(911 is for both emergencies and non-emergencies)

City of DeWitt Police Officers and Staff:

Officer Chad Vorce has been a City of DeWitt Police Officer since 2002. He is currently assigned to road patrol and Detective for follow up on open cases. Officer Vorce is assigned to the Tri-County Sex Offender Task Force and The Clinton County Meth Response Team. He is a 2001 graduate of the Mid-Michigan Police Academy, and served as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1996-2004. He also serves as a volunteer fire fighter for The DeWitt Area Emergency Services Authority, and has served since 2010.Officer Vorce has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety and a Master's Degree in Emergency Management, both from Siena Heights University.

Officer Mike Nunham has been with the DeWitt Police Department since 2003. He received his education from Lansing Community College as well as the 67th Mid-Michigan Police Academy. Officer Nunham's present assignment is road patrol. He is also a member of the Clinton County Special Operations Team.

Officer Timothy Corder is a full time police officer for the City of DeWitt Police Department.  He is a graduate of the 92nd Mid-Michigan Police Academy. He also earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Lansing Community College and his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.

Officer Sharon Worthington is a Ferris State graduate and worked for the Clinton County Sheriff's Department for 32 years with 15 years as DARE officer. She retired in 2013 from Clinton County and is working full time for the City of DeWitt.  Officer Worthington is married and has two children.

Officer David Stoltzfus is a part time officer for the City of DeWitt. He graduated in 2012 from Lake Superior State University with his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and public safety.  He is also a full-time police officer for East Lansing Police Department and a part-time fire fighter for DeWitt Township. David is proud to be a part of the DeWitt Community. He is married and has a daughter, Madelyn.

Officer Timothy Gill serves as a part-time police officer, joining the City of DeWitt Police Department in July 2016. He retired from the Michigan State Police at the rank of Detective First Lieutenant after serving for over 28 years.  Prior to his retirement he was the commander of the First District Task Force Section, supervising three undercover drug teams encompassing six counties.  Gill is also a trained Public Information Officer (PIO). 

Officer Gill holds an Associates Degree from Lansing Community College and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.  Officer Gill is involved with a number of community groups and currently serves as a board member and treasurer for the Michigan Assocation of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors.  He is also a member of the Tri-County Area Alcohol Awareness Committee that works to reduce underage drinking.  These efforts have included the Tri-County Safe Prom Initiative and a youth talent show aptly named Tri-County's Got Talent that was held annually at the DeWitt High School.

Officer Ben Helms is employed with the City of DeWitt Police Department as a part-time Patrol Officer.  He previously worked in this capacity for DeWitt from 1998 to 2002 and then returned in 2008.  Helms currently works full time as a Police Officer with the City of St. Johns.

From 1999-2011 he was employed full time with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office.  While at the Sheriff's Office he received many awards due to his dedication to Public Service.  He also worked for seven years as a supervisor in a Maximum Security Juvenile Detention Center.  Helms is a Certified Firearms Instructor, Rifle Instructor, glock armourer and has attended Detectives School. 

He attended Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Police Academy, and Siena Heights University.

Officer Clyde Smith started his law enforcement career in May of 1976 with the Lansing Police Department.  He retired as a Sergeant in June 2001.  He then went on to work at Emergent BioSolutions as the Security Department Manager (Captain) from July 2001 to November 2004.  From 2005 to September 2006,  he worked as a police officer at the Howell Police Department.  He then worked as a police officer at the Leslie Police Department from September 2006 to November 2016.  He started working at the City of DeWitt Police Department in April 2018.  Officer Smith is married and lives in Lansing.

Officer Eric Rossow is a part time police officer for the City of DeWitt Police Department.  He graduated from St. Johns High School in 2013.  He is a graduate of the 43rd Ferris State University Law Enforcement Academy and also earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.

Administrative Assistant Hillary Naert has been the Administrative Assistant of the City of Dewitt Police Department since September  2014. Prior to working here, she worked as a Dispatcher/911 Operator for Ingham County Central Dispatch for 2 ½ years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Social and Criminal Justice from Central Michigan University,where she graduated in 2011.