Operations

This division is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the following and more:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Daily Field Operations (Including Patrol Activities and Criminal Investigations)
  • Field Training and Overall Supervision of Police Officers 
  • Crime Scene and Accident Investigation Services
  • Oversight of Special Operations

Patrol: This section is responsible for the daily coordination of patrol officer activities providing coverage to the community, and responding to calls for police service.

Matt Wolfe, Patrol Lieutenant

Email Matt Wolfe

Phone: 269-329-4508


Investigations: This section is responsible for the coordination and oversight of follow-up criminal investigations, overall supervision of the detectives, crime prevention, and oversight of drugs and vice operations.

Joe McDonnell, Investigations Lieutenant

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Phone: 269-329-9264


School Resource Officers: Since 1988, the Portage Police Department has provided police officers to the Portage Public School system. Two officers are assigned, one to each of the two Portage high schools, and have responsibilities with the three middle schools and eight elementary schools.