Police Department


       The administration of the police department is responsible for the overall management and direction of the department and consists of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief and two Captains.  The Dearborn Heights Police Department is functionally organized into two divisions with a Captain in charge of each one of the department's divisions. The department's divisions consist of the Patrol Services Division and the Investigative Services Division. Captain Corey Smith is in charge of the Investigative Services Division and Captain Gary Voiles is charge of the Patrol Services Division. 

Meet The Administration

Chief Mark Meyers


     Chief Mark Meyers is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement starting his career with the Detroit Police Department. As the son of a career law enforcement father, he grew up in the city of Detroit and attended Dearborn Divine Child High School. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, he returned to the tri-county area to serve in law enforcement and joined the Dearborn Heights Police Department in August 1997. He has remained a public servant and resident of Dearborn Heights for the past 23 years.
     Chief Meyers proudly served in various specialized roles as a police officer to include Field Training Officer, Special Operations/Undercover Investigator and Tactical Response member. In 2010, he was chosen as the agencies first full-time member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force where he led and participated in trans-national investigations related to national security. Chief Meyers promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2014 and was assigned as the department’s Systems Administrator overseeing all technology and information systems. He returned to his roots as an investigator in 2016 when he was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of criminal investigations. He promoted to the rank of Captain in 2017, joining the police administration division. His responsibilities included project management of the Investigative Division, Directed Patrol Unit, Records Bureau, Crime Prevention, Traffic Bureau and Commander of the Tactical Response Unit. After a brief time as Deputy Chief, Mark J. Meyers was appointed by Mayor Daniel Paletko as the 14th Chief of Police for the City of Dearborn Heights on May 26, 2020.
     Chief Meyers attended Eastern Michigan University completing a Bachelor of Science in Public Law and Government in 1994. He continued his educational development graduating in 2006 from Madonna University with a Master of Science in Business Administration and a graduate certificate in Advancement Criminal Justice Administration. Professionally, Chief Meyers is a 2016 graduate of the Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command Executive Leadership Program. He was selected in 2019 to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy for law enforcement executives and is a proud graduate of session #277. He has received numerous commendations and awards for his police service including the Department’s Medal of Valor and the POAM Police Officer of the Year in 2007.
     Chief Meyers is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, National Tactical Officers Association, the FBINAA and the Detroit JTTF executive board. Civic engagement through the Dearborn Heights Goodfellows Association and coaching youth running teams allow for Chief Meyers to remain engaged with his friends and neighbors.
     Chief Meyers strives to promote a diverse work force and a style of leadership that stresses partnership-oriented strategies to build a safer community. He is dedicated to facilitate a forward-thinking model of law enforcement embracing technology and talent found in and around the City of Dearborn Heights.

Deputy Chief Gary Voiles

     Gary Voiles was hired as a Police Cadet in 1989 and promoted to Police Officer in 1994. He has enthusiastically served the Department in the following roles; Patrol Officer, Special Operations Bureau Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, and Captain of both the Road Patrol and Investigations. He has the honor of being the first ever DHPD Officer to be selected and assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Federal Task Force Officer. He has also served as a Field Training Officer, Precision Driving Instructor, Evidence Technician, Honor Guard Team Leader and a Firearms Instructor.
     Deputy Chief Gary Voiles has academic endeavors that include an Associate’s Degree from Henry Ford College, a Bachelor’s degree from Madonna University in Criminal Justice and he is a graduate of Eastern Michigan's School of Staff & Command.

Captain Corey Smith

 Captain Paul Erickson