Police Department


The Chief
Russ is a life-long Jackson County resident. Russ’ law enforcement experience spans more than 30 years and is garnered from the military, several local law enforcement agencies, and in loss prevention for a large corporation. Russ received a degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University, and completed studies at Jackson College’ police academy.

Russell’s tenure with Spring Arbor began in 1991, and he was promoted to chief in 1999.

Continuing education and training are high on Russ’s priority list, not only for himself but also for the department’s officers.

A Message from The Chief
As the Chief of Police of Spring Arbor, it is my pleasure to serve and protect our citizens and visitors.

It is the overriding mission of my office to enforce the law and make Spring Arbor a safe place to live and work.

To accomplish that mission, I will hire, train and equip professional Police Officers. These officers will deliver top quality police services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Spring Arbor Township.

Together we will perform this mission with integrity, efficiency and attention to detail. That is my pledge to you, the taxpayers of Spring Arbor Township, and to my officers.

If you are considering us as an employer, looking for a place to live or relocating your business, I urge you to take a close look at Spring Arbor Township.

Send me an email or give me a call with your thoughts and questions or concerns, and thank you for visiting our department.