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Shelby Township Police Chief Woelkers Retires After 24 Years

Roland Woelkers and four other police officers officially announced their retirement.

Retiring Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers. Photo Credit: Patch file photo
Retiring Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers. Photo Credit: Patch file photo

The Shelby Township Police Department is proud to announce the retirement of the following police officers after many years of faithful and dedicated service to the citizens of Shelby Township. Their many years of professional experience will be sorely missed by the police department and township residents. The department wishes them well in any of their future endeavors.

Chief Roland Woelkers – 1990-2014

Served as a patrolman, DARE officer, school liaison officer, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant, patrol lieutenant, administrative captain, and chief of police for Shelby Township Police Department.  Also served with the Charleston (South Carolina) County Police Department, two years with the Armada and Memphis Police Departments, and twenty-five years with the U.S. Navy, active and reserved, for a total of over 40 years in law enforcement.

Lt. Thomas Kohl – 1991-2014

Served as patrolman, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and detective lieutenant.

Lt. Gerald Van Hoet – 1991-2014

Served as patrolman, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and administrative lieutenant.

Lt. Stanley Muszynski – 1991-2014

Served as patrolman, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant, and patrol lieutenant.  Also served twelve years with the Macomb Community College Police Department, for a total of thirty-five years in law enforcement. 

Sgt. Brian Retzler  -  1991-2014

Served as patrolman, detective sergeant, and patrol sergeant.

Source: Shelby Township Police Department

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