Chief Donald F. Pussehl, Jr. has served as Saginaw Township Police Department Chief of Police since 2004.
Prior to his service with Saginaw Township, Chief Pussehl served as the Police Chief for the City of Saginaw Police Department. During his tenure, he has held the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief.
Chief Pussehl’s career as a public servant includes various assignments within all bureaus of law enforcement. His assignments have included: road patrol, community policing officer, investigations, internal affairs and service on the multi-jurisdiction Emergency Services Team (SWAT). Prior to joining the Saginaw Police Department, Chief Pussehl served as a police officer with Bridgeport Township Police Department.
Chief Pussehl brings a personal philosophy of commitment to public service that begins at the top and flows through the ranks of the Saginaw Township Police Department. He stresses a professional attitude, a commitment to interaction with local schools and a working relationship with area business leaders that helps to keep Saginaw Township one of the most attractive communities in the Great Lakes Bay region.
While the position of Chief of Police requires a large amount of administration time, Chief Pussehl continues to schedule himself time to work uniformed patrol alongside road officers and handling calls for service on a regular basis.
Chief Pussehl holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice / Political Science from Saginaw Valley State University. He is a graduate of the 199th Session of the FBI National Academy and attended the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute and the U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection School. Chief Pussehl currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.