As of January 26, 2016, Police Lieutenant Charles Yon has been appointed as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety. Director Yon began his police career in the United States Army as a Military Policeman and began working for the Wixom Police Department in 1988. Director Yon is a graduate of Madonna University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and Eastern Michigan University where he received his Master of Liberal Studies in Public Safety degree. He is a graduate of The FBI National Academy - Session #241, Eastern Michigan University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Michigan Police Executive Development School, the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute, and the Southern Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Program. Director Yon is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates , the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Legion.
The Police Department is responsible for the welfare and safety of the citizens of the City of Wixom. This requires the Police Department to enforce City ordinances and state and federal laws, and to ensure the safety of those living, working, or traveling in our community. It is the Police Department’s patrol strategy to facilitate public safety through community policing, crime prevention, and the aggressive apprehension and prosecution of offenders.