Daniel T. Keller named White Lake Township Chief of Police
Chief Keller takes over the post from Adam Kline, who retired from the force to be Chief of Police in Lansing Township.
“I think the department has been well run for a long time and I’m looking forward to continuing our positive relationship with the community,” Keller said.
Keller graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and attended Grand Valley State University’s police academy.
Keller became a member of the White Lake Township Police Department in March 1998.
He worked in the patrol division for seven years and spent four years assigned to the detective bureau as a detective and the school liaison officer.
During those 11 years, Keller worked as a field training officer, a property officer, defensive tactics instructor and part of the special response team.
Keller was promoted to sergeant in spring 2009. His responsibilities included overseeing daily patrol operations for day and afternoon shifts, the FTO Program, defensive tactics and property.
Keller successfully completed the 10-week Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in the fall of 2010.
Keller was promoted to lieutenant in 2013. He successfully completed the FBI National Academy,a 10-week leadership program in Quantico, Virginia in 2014.
Keller has been a defensive tactics instructor at the Oakland Police Academy since 2006. He has also served as a defensive tactics instructor at the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy since 2012.
He is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates Michigan Curriculum Committee and is the Huron Valley Community Coalition board president.
By Andrea Peck, email@example.com,, @AndreaPeck24 on Twitter
White Lake names its police officer, firefighters of the year
White Lake Township will honor its Police Officer of the Year and the Firefighters of the Year on March 12. Police Officer Jeff Way will receive this year’s police award.
“He is an outstanding detective and is well deserving of this award,” said Chief Adam Kline.
Steve Hanneman is the firefighter of the year, and the rookie firefighter of the year is Brent Hiltner, said Fire Chief Andrew Gurka. The evening VFW Post 4156, 321 Union Lake Road, begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Music by Joey Stadler.
Tickets are $20 a person and may be purchased from White Lake Township police or fire departments.
Call Jennifer Hansen at 248-698-1042.
-- Staff writer Carol Hopkins
Officer of the Year flyer 2015.pdf
White Lake Twp. police officer graduates from staff and command training
The school provides upper-level college instruction in 27 core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation. Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper. Upon completion, students may be awarded a total of six units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for law enforcement. Officials said many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.
Citizen Life Saving Awards
Life Saving Actions by Citizens
Please see the video of Chief Adam Kline presenting awards to Kirk Grant, Jaime Parks, Christopher Martin and Andrew Zuck for their life-saving efforts.
White Lake Township Newsletter
Click to read the Fall 2015 Newsletter.
White Lake Police Youth Academy
This year's Police Youth Academy was a huge success, click the following link to see a video from the 2015 Youth Police Academy.
Safe Exchange Zone
If you are buying or selling items on Craigslist or some other internet medium, please consider making your exchanges in the Police parking lot.
Gun Safety Awareness Day - June 5, 2015