Crime Activity and Traffic Team Officers

Officer John Burns

My name is Officer John Burns, and I am a member of the Crime Activity Team. I have been with the department since July 2005. I am a Certified Drug Recognition Expert—one of just 70 officers in the state who is certified. I am a 13-year Veteran of the U.S. Army where I served as a Legal NCO in the Judge Advocate General Corps. I attended the Police Academy at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, Michigan in 2004.

I can be reached by email at john.burns@shorelinecity.com.

Officer John Burns

 

Officer Alex VanderWal

“My name is Alex VanderWal and I have been an Officer with the City of Muskegon Police Department since 2019. I am currently in the Crime Activity Team, where our goal is to increase positive police presence and contacts within the community. I function within our department as an evidence technician and a Field Training Officer to our newly hired Officers. I grew up within Muskegon County, I attended Muskegon Community College where I received an Associate’s degree and attended Grand Valley State University for the Police Academy. My goal is to deliver a professional and respectful demeanor with each contact that is had while servicing this community.”

Thank you,

Alex VanderWal

 

 

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