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2017 Ken
Ken Walters
Chief of Police
waltersk@westbranch.com  
Chief Ken Walters is a native of Gladwin, Michigan.  After high school graduation, Chief Walters served six years in the United States Army.  Chief Walters further attended the University of Kentucky and Delta College for his secondary education.  Ken obtained his Police Officer Certification through Delta College in 1998, and joined the department in 1999.

Since joining the department, Chief Walters has attended numerous instructor schools; and further served as the departments K-9 handler for numerous years.  Ken has also served as an Adjunct Professor and Instructor for Kirtland Community College / Kirtland Regional Police Academy for over 15 years.  Ken was promoted to Chief of Police in 2015.
2017 Steve
Steve Morris
Sergeant
morriss@westbranch.com 
Sgt. Steve Morris is a native of West Branch.  He attended Kirtland Community College where he obtained an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and became a Certified Police Officer.  He joined the department in 1994 as a full time officer and was promoted to the position of Sergeant in September of 2001. 

Sgt. Morris has attended numerous training seminars such as legal updates, arson investigation, and a week long alert training.  
2017 Michael
Michael Godfrey
Officer
godfreym@westbranch.com

Officer Michael Godfrey grew up in West Branch and graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School.  After graduation he spent the next 2 years attending Kirtland Community College achieving his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice; and attended the Kirtland Regional Police Academy making him a certified police officer.

Michael began his career with the Ogemaw County Sheriff's Department until the time he joined the West Branch Police Department in 2015. 

2017 Blake
Blake Beehler

Officer
beehlerb@westbranch.com

Officer Blake Beehler is a native of Rose City and graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School. After graduating from OHHS, Blake attended Kirtland Community College obtaining his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.  Officer Beehler further attended the Kirtland Regional Police Academy; upon graduation Blake was hired by the Roswell Police Department in New Mexico.  Blake later returned to Michigan and joined the West Branch Police Department in 2015.

2017 Joe PD
Joseph Adams
Officer
adamsj@westbranch.com

Officer Joseph Adams

2017 PD

West Branch City Police
130 Page Street
West Branch, MI 48661
989-345-2627