After two years of service, members can apply to be on this team. Requirements include a physical agility test and oral board examination. Members train monthly and are called out for high-risk incidents.
The members of this unit have at least two years of service. They are called out for incidents involving suicidal or barricaded subjects. This team works with the Special Response Team on high-risk situations.
This is an undercover unit that includes a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant from the department, along with members from St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police, Marysville Police Department, and Customs and Border Protection. They are on-call 24/7 and respond to serious felony cases.
The Drug Task Force is run by the St. Clair County Sheriff Department and allows two positions from PHPD. This is a plain clothes unit and officers are eligible to apply for the two-year position once they have two years of service.
Our department has two K-9 Officers, Sly and Teichow. There are three K-9s, two certified in tracking and narcotics (Knight and Zeke) and one certified in bomb sniffing (Jade).
Field Training Officers are members of the department who have at least two years of service. These officers train new recruits on how to handle calls and prepare them for solo patrol.
Accident Investigators are members of the department that are called in anytime there is a serious injury or fatal accident. They collect measurements in order to reconstruct the scene of the accident.
Once off probation, officers can request to attend training to become an Evidence Technician. They are utilized on scenes that require print taking or DNA collection.
The department has one DRE, which is only one of two in St. Clair County. They are utilized when someone is suspected to be under the influence of a drug while driving. This is a call-out position for any serious injury or fatal accidents.
Mobile Field Force (MFF), is a large element of police officers specially organized to support anti-riot operations through the use of maneuver tactics aimed at dispersing crowds during their embryonic phase or extracting agitators and leaders from larger groups. All PHPD officers are issued new MFF equipment upon date of hire and begin to train on the tactics and formations.
The Rapid Response Officer is a uniformed position assigned to road patrol on a normal rotation. The RRO is usually an officer with advanced training in SRT techniques and/or use of force. In the event of a large or particularly dangerous incident, the RRO can assist those with less experience in decision making and tactics until command staff or SRT can arrive.
An Honor Guard is a group of people serving as an escort or performing drill exhibitions at ceremonial occasions. In 2011, the Port Huron Police Department started the departments honor guard unit, which is called upon several times per year to provide posting of the colors at various public events, as well as to provide honor guard services at funerals for fallen officers. The purpose of the Port Huron Police Department Honor Guard is to represent the department during these ceremonial events.
Once off probation, you may apply to be on the recruitment team. As a recruiter, your role is to present to police academies, high school classes, and college classes on the types of careers and opportunities we offer here at PHPD. Once a candidate begins the application process, they get assigned to a recruiter who helps them through the process and answers any questions they might have along the way.
The purpose of the Marine Unit is to ensure and promote water safety on the rivers and lakes of the city of Port Huron. The department of public safety boat is a dual purpose boat assigned to the Fire and Police department. The boat may be utilized for special events, maritime law enforcement, rescue operations and assisting boaters in distress. The unit will be available to assist in special operations such as the detective bureau, special response team, MCU or other agencies upon request. After probationary period ends, you may put in for a spot on the marine division.
PHPD has a uniformed SRO assigned to each high school located within the City. And SRO is responsible for any incident that occurs on schools grounds or during school events. SRO'S get advanced yearly training on legal updates, tactics, trends, and technology to assist in making & keeping the schools safe. Once you have 2 years of service, you can apply to be a SRO.
PHPD has a uniformed CRO assigned to St. Clair County Community College. The CRO is responsible for any incident that occurs on campus or during school events. Just like the SRO, the CRO also gets advanced yearly training on legal updates, tactics, trends, and technology to assist in making & keeping campus safe. Once you have 2 years of service, you can apply to be a CRO.
After 2 years of service you can apply to be a CSO. A CSO is responsible for maintaining and building partnerships within the community, giving presentations on programs and services PHPD offers, educational appearances, neighborhood watch groups, training and overseeing the VIP program, maintaining social media content, producing training content, managing the 2 community outreach centers, scheduling and running the community engagement trailer and more!
After 5 years of service; you are able to test for detective. Once you become a detective, your able to put in for the HSI position here at PHPD. As an HSI your job is to work with a Federal law enforcement team in regards to high level federal cases that come into our area or originate here.
After 2 years you are eligible to become an EVO instructor. EVO instructors are responsible for teaching vehicle safety, basic driving techniques, defensive driving principles, professional police driving, and pursuit basics. PHPD runs our officers through these courses annually.
PHPD has a fleet of drones available for various tasks related to police work. We have drones for accident photographs/ reconstruction, subject locating & tracking, thermal imaging for heat sources and more. The drone unit members are usually also accident investigators and/or SRT members as the drones are used in these areas frequently.