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The City of St. Ignace Police Department 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.


  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                    

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.

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 to further his education with the Department of Natural Resources.  After working as a part-time Officer in Mackinaw City, he accepted the position as a full time officer in St. Ignace.

Officer Joe Rogers                           

Officer Rogers graduated from Mackinac Island in 2012.  He earned his associates degree in law enforcement from Lake State University in 2017.  After graduation he headed to North Dakota to work with the Dunn County Sheriff's Office.  He began his career with the City of St. Ignace Police Department in December 2019.  

Officer Brandon Brothers                  

Officer Brothers joined the City of St. Ignace Police Department in January 2020 as a part-time officer.  He resides in Cheboygan.














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