7374 Market Street
PO Box 188
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(906) 847-3300 Phone
(906) 847-0344 Fax
Office Hours - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Linda Sorenson, Seasonal Administrative Assistant - LSorensen@MIPD.org
Chief Doug Topolski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporal Andrew Dziobak - email@example.com
Officer Cory Kaminen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Justin Bradford - email@example.com
Officer Michael Gruits - firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Joseph Davis - email@example.com
A prime example of community policing at its best, the members of Mackinac Island Police Department are a group of good people interested in service to the community. Community policing is a collaborative effort between members of the community and local law enforcement to help manage and reduce crime.
In the summer, Mackinac Island’s police force expands to meet the needs of residents, employees, and visitors. Summer patrol is on foot and bicycle, with a motorized police vehicle available for emergencies.
Winter police work requires a smaller force, and a core department patrols a community of approximately 500 year-around residents, sometimes on snowmobile. The police vehicle is used to transport senior citizens to church, the medical center, the airport and to the shops downtown.
BICYCLE LICENSES (SUMMER)
Private Bicycle Licenses are now available for purchase both in-person and by mail.
Bicycle registration forms are available at the link below listed as "Bicycle Registration Form".
Bicycle registration forms are also available at the Police Department and Post Office.
Licenses are $3.50 each
Cash or Check only (payable to City of Mackinac Island)
In-Person Sales at Mackinac Island Police Department, 7374 Market Street
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mail in a registration form with a self-addressed stamped envelope plus a check for $3.50 per bike.
Once processed, the Department will mail out the license(s).
Mackinac Island Police Department
P.O. Box 188
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
SNOWMOBILE PERMITS - (WINTER)
*Snowmobile permits may be order by completing the application through the link above.
Please complete the form and mail in with a CHECK ONLY for the exact amount and include self addressed, stamped envelope to the address below and we will mail a sticker out:
MACKINAC ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 188
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI 49757
COST - November 15th - December 31st - $5.00
January 1st - April 15th - $15.00
If you haven't any access to printers for whatever reason, you can pick up the form in the vestibule of the police station from the envelope on the wall, or at the bank where we'll try to keep a supply available.
State of Michigan DNR Trail Permits are available online here:
Chief Doug Topolski
Chief Topolski grew up in and around Detroit where he worked as a police officer for the Detroit Police Department before retiring as a Lieutenant from the Dearborn Police Department. After retiring from the Dearborn PD, he worked seasonally for the Mason County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Unit where he operated patrol vessels on Lake Michigan and inland waterways. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University and began a Masters Degree program at the University of Michigan Dearborn before being hired by the City of Mackinac Island.
Doug is married and has three adult daughters. His wife, Jaye, is a nurse who has worked as a travel nurse in the past at the island’s medical center. Jaye will be living on the island while also working remotely for Henry Ford Hospital and in-person for Hospice of Michigan.
Chief Topolski’s hobbies include music, cooking, various genres of history and you may see him around the island walking his large, yellow English Labrador Retriever, Wagner P. Barker. He is looking forward to meeting many island residents in the coming months both in person and virtually, to build the kind of relationships that maintain trust and a strong sense of community.
Corporal Andrew Dziobak
After graduating from Lansing Community College with an associate's degree in criminal justice, Andrew Dziobak completed the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in Lansing, MI. He has been with the Mackinac Island Police Department since 1998 and was promoted to Corporal on October 5th, 2008.
Andrew enjoys working and living on Mackinac Island, because it's a close-knit community, where talking to one another is an everyday thing and a very important part of community policing. Andrew is married and has one child. Mackinac Island has become Andrew and his family's home and it is a great community to live and work in.
Officer Cory Kaminen
Cory Kaminen grew up in Ishpeming, MI and became a Naval Quartermaster (navigation) aboard the USS Guitaro and the USS Chicago fast attack submarines stationed in San Diego, CA.
In 1993, Cory left active duty to pursue an associates degree in Law Enforcement, attending Hawkeye Tech College in Waterloo, IA, and receiving his degree in 1996. In 1997, he moved back to Ishpeming to attend Northern Michigan Police Academy.
In 1996, Cory entered back into the Navy as a reservist and retired from the reserves in 2013. In 2001, he was activated and traveled to Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle for 6 months.
In 1998, Cory was hired to work as a Mackinac Island Police Officer and started as a seasonal officer until he returned from the 6 months in Bahrain. He's been working as a full time year round officer since 2002.
Cory has a home in the Village on Mackinac Island and he is married with two children. As of May 2014, Cory qualified as Fire I and II and he's recently joined the Volunteer Fire Department.
Officer Justin Bradford
Justin Bradford is a decorated veteran of the United States Army. After leaving the service in 2014 Bradford attended Grand Rapids Community College. He graduated their police academy with an associates degree in criminal justice and certified in addiction studies. While attending the police academy Bradford was a cadet with East Grand Rapids Public Safety.
The internship generated an interest in the community policing aspect of law enforcement. Bradford was hired as a seasonal officer with the Mackinac Island Police Department summer 2018. After staying through the winter he was offered a full-time position spring 2019. He completed training to be the Field Training Officer (FTO) and Arsenal Instructor for the Mackinac Island Police Department. He believes police work on Mackinac Island offers an opportunity to focus on community policing.
Officer Michael Gruits
Mike Gruits grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and spent his childhood summers visiting Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula.
After graduating high school, Mike spent five years in the United States Marine Corps, then joined the Pennsylvania State Police, where he enjoyed five years as a trooper assigned to Troop J - Avondale and Troop M - Bethlehem.
In 2019, Mike and his wife, Jena, decided that they wanted to try and make the Upper Peninsula their home. Mike was hired as a seasonal police officer with the Mackinac Island Police Department in April of 2021, and was hired as a full-time officer with the department five months later.
Jena and their four children moved to Mackinac Island in September of that year, and are thrilled to live in a community as family-oriented as Mackinac Island.
Officer Joseph Davis
Joseph Davis is originally from Grand Ledge, Michigan. After graduating high school, Joseph went to Ferris State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. While at Ferris he was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society. As a member of APS he worked with the community through several events including Relay for Life, The Big Event, and Volley for the Pups. After graduating from FSU, Joseph completed the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in Lansing, Michigan.
He was hired as a Seasonal Police Office and worked a shortened season in 2020. He returned as a Seasonal Police Office the following April and accepted a permanent, full-time position with MIPD in August 2021. Joseph says working on Mackinac Island offers a unique way of policing. Being in the public on a bike, rather than driving around in a car, is his preferred type of patrol.
Joseph has found a permanent home in the Village with his girlfriend, Dana, and their cat Kingston, rescued from the Cheboygan Humane Society.