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Starting today at 3:00pm until March 30 at 11:59pm, the Governor has signed Executive Order 2020-9, which temporarily closes theaters, bars, and casinos, and limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.

We have checked with several of our local White Lake favorites, and most will remain open for carry out and DELIVERY. Several of the establishments that have not offered delivery in the past, now are. So call your favorite restaurant and check to see what kind of services they might now be offering.

We strongly suggest you continue to support these local White Lake businesses at this difficult time.

Click this link for more information from the Governer's Office 


As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-21, and in compliance with § 6 of EO 2020-21, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing and responses are suspended beginning at 12:01 am March 24, 2020 continuing until the expiration of EO No. 2020-21 since they are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to supporting those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life.

For purposes of counting response times for any FOIA requests received during this time, or FOIA requests for which a response is due on or after March 24, 2020 at 12:01am the time is suspended during the effective dates of EO 2020-21 and/or any extensions of the EO’s time period. The “business day” time period in which to respond to FOIA requests as referenced in section 5 of Michigan FOIA, MCL 15.235, will start at the time EO 2020-21, and/or any extension of the order, ends.

Public Notice of Intent to Dispose of Firearms

Pursuant to the Michigan State Law, MCL 28.434 and MCL 750.239, the White Lake Township Police Department gives public notice of its intent to dispose of the weapons listed below. These weapons will be disposed of in accordance with Michigan State Law no sooner than 30 days after the initial posting of this notice.

If any person believes they are the lawful owner of any of the listed items, they will need to contact Records Secretary Kidle at the White Lake Township Police Department at 248-698-3353 on or before April 25, 2020. Documentation of proof of ownership will be required to claim the weapon listed. In addition to your ownership claim, you must be authorized to possess firearms.

Remington Woodmaster 742 Serial #18145
Mossberg 12GA Pump Action Serial # P441753
Remington Topper Model 58 Serial # AM288892
Marlin 30-30 Serial # 24046206
Savage Arms Model 887 Serial # 0746507
Benelli Heckler & Koch 121 SL 80 Serial # 180530
S.S. Kresge 151 Serial # 683380
Iver Johnson 12GA Serial # 75274
Colt Trooper MK III Serial # J44670
Ruger .44 Carbine Serial # 100-27690
12 GA Shotgun Serial # L1744837
Remington 1100 Serial # L565464V
Marlin Model 60 Serial # 02195176
Winchester Ranger 30-30 Serial # 6307081


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

We are looking for members of the community to volunteer for this program!  Please click the link below for details and application.


CERT Application Packet


















The White Lake Police Department has been busy implementing new programs, receiving promotions and earning lifesaving awards.

Recently, Chief Dan Keller re-instated the department’s cadet program. The cadets’ core responsibilities will be in assisting dispatch, records and patrol. Additionally, they will assist citizens at the station filing paperwork, performing vehicle maintenance, assisting prisoners and maintaining department cleanliness, freeing officers to spend more time on patrol.

The program serves as an apprenticeship where cadets gain experience in the police field with the intent of working in law enforcement once they complete their studies.

The department’s newest cadets are Emily Ebaugh and Nickolas Johnson. Ebaugh currently attends Oakland Community College where she is pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Johnson earned an associate degree in criminology from Oakland Community College and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminology/law enforcement from Madonna University.

In promotions, officers Gregory Gondek and Jeff Way were promoted to sergeants. Sergeant Gondek has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Ferris State University and has been with the department since 2005, earning Officer of the Year in 2010. Sergeant Way has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University. He has been with the department since 2003, earning Officer of the Year in 2016.

Dylan Matthews is the department’s newest rookie officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from Ferris state University and is the first police officer in his family.

New hire officer Steven Moore earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University and graduated from the Mott Community College Police Academy in May 2015. He formerly worked for the Genesee Township Police Department.

Sergeant Christopher Hild was promoted to lieutenant. Hild’s 94-year-old grandmother, Barb, pinned on his new lieutenant badge. Hild earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Wayne State University and has been with the department since 1995.

Office Jessica Snow earned the Hundred Club of Detroit Life Saving Award after saving the life of a 74-year-old female with the quick response of CPR in late November 2016.

Both Sergeant Matthew Ivory and officer Kevan DiClaudio also earned the Hundred Club of Detroit Life Saving Award. After a male subject suffered an arterial cut on his arm, Ivory and DiClaudio applied a tourniquet. Due to their quick response, the man was able to get the necessary treatment required to save his life.





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, apeck@digitalfirstmedia.com,, @AndreaPeck24 on Twitter








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