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City of St. Ignace Police Departmental Personnel

  Police Chief: Tony Brown    

Chief Brown has been the Chief of Police since February 2019.  Since becoming Chief, he has upgraded several areas in the department including department policy and procedure, uniforms and department training.  He acquired an Associates degree in Criminal Justice at KVCC and has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Chief Brown currently resides in St. Ignace with wife along with their 3 children. Like his predecessor, he has an open-door policy and always welcomes feedback from citizens.


Officer Allen Mitchell Sergeant Allen Mitchell           

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from Lake Superior State University, Sgt. Allen Mitchell made it his goal to eventually return to his hometown to work and raise a family. He worked for the Mackinaw City Police Department for two years before joining the St. Ignace Police force in 2006. He now lives in the same neighborhood he grew up in with his wife and daughter. Sgt. Mitchell currently heads the department as the evidence/crime scene technician along with running the Car Seat Program.



Officer Rich Cullen Officer Rich Cullen                    

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard Cullen’s path to becoming a police officer began in the U.S. Coast Guard. After being stationed on the Biscayne Bay in St. Ignace and Cape May, New Jersey, Mr. Cullen joined the Sault Tribe Police force as an officer in 1997, working there for seven years before joining the St. Ignace department in 2008. Officer Cullen is the department’s Taser Instructor. Officer Cullen resides in the city of St. Ignace with his wife Mary and his four daughters, Liberty, Cadence, Addison and Zoey.  Officer Cullen returned to the department February 2014 after a 12 month deployment to Afgahanistan where he was a Training Coordinator for the Department of Defense.  He provided training in firearms, special weapons, tactics, convoy operations, high risk motorcade operations and PSD to Private Military Companies, the United States, Afghan and Foreign Military forces in Kabul, Afghanistan.






Clerk Kelly Simmons         

After moving to St. Ignace in 1990, Mrs. Simmons comes to the department holding a business degree from Mott Community College in Flint, MI.  She and her husband Grant have raised two boys in St. Ignace.   Kelly joined the department in 2011 and is responsible for the clerical duties in the department and became a certified Mackinac County Car Seat Technician in 2012. She enjoys her family time and her four legged fur babies.




Officer Bennett Paul

Officer Paul rejoined the City of St. Ignace Police Department in April 2019.  He first joined the department in August 2017, and then left the department to further his education with the DNR.  After working in Mackinaw City as a part time partol officer, he accepted a full time position with St. Ignace.









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