Police Department Staff

Chief Rich Killips

Chief Rich Killips started his police career in 1994 and became Chief of police in 2018. Chief Killips was born and raised in New Buffalo and has served as a patrol officer, Sergeant, and now Chief during his career in New Buffalo City.

Chief Killips has also served as a sergeant, Lieutenant, and Interim Director with the Pokagon Band Tribal Police.

Chief Killips

Lieutenant Jason Grimmett

Field Training Officer, Fire Arms Instructor


Sergeant Russell Tillery

Field Training Officer Supervisor, Evidence Technician, Property Room Manager


Officer Dave Hockenhull

Field Training Officer, Fire Arms Instructor, Armorer


Officer Nathan Voytovick

UAV Pilot


Officer Courtney Severn

Taser Instructor


Officer Dave Capron

Field Training Officer, Union Representative


Officer Heather Cremeans

School Resource Officer

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