I would like to take a brief moment and introduce myself. My name is Don Tillery. Originally from Waterford, I began my law enforcement career as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army. I then went to Drill Sergeant School and did a tour as an Infantry Drill Sergeant.
Upon my honorable discharge from the military, I returned home and worked for the Oakland Co. Sheriff as a Jailer for about four years. I was accepted into the Michigan State Police where I worked as a Road Trooper, Narcotics Detective, Field Training Officer, Accident Investigator, Desk Sergeant, and retired from the Emergency Management Division as a Sergeant.
After my retirement I ran my own business as an Anti-Terrorism Consultant assisting governments to prepare and respond to acts of terrorism or natural disasters. Although I enjoyed my business, I found I missed police work very much. I joined the Dryden Township Police and found what I had been missing. A year later I joined the Almont Police Department. Then, in April of 2007, Capac Village asked me to serve as their Interim Chief of Police.
As of October 1, 2008 I have the honor of being your Chief of Police. I have fallen in love with Marine City and look forward to serving as your Chief. I am an ardent advocate of Community Oriented Policing. I will strive to ensure that my entire department become good neighbors in the community.
Citizens; look for our officers to stop along the road and talk with you and your children. Business owners will find us walking the beat and coming in to your store just to say hello. We will be fair in our enforcement and hope that you will feel truly served in our interactions with you.
Have a questions regarding City Ordinances, Vehicle Codes or Michigan law?
Officer Gary Holowitz will be available during many city functions to answer these questions and more! Look for the MCPD canopy with our "Ask a Cop" logo.
Stop by and say, "Hello!"