Message from the Chief

I began my police career in 1995 with the City of Saginaw and spent the next 4 years there.  After moving back closer to home, I was hired by the City of Center Line Public Safety department where I successfully graduated the Macomb Fire Academy. 

Over the next 20 years, I worked my way up through all the ranks and spent much of my time within Center Line’s detective bureau.  

I lived in Richmond for some time where my 2 children went through the Richmond school system and graduated high school as Blue Devils.  

After my promotion to Lieutenant of Police Services in Center Line I oversaw all police operations and eventually retired in March of 2019.  

After retirement, I worked part time with the City of Harper Woods as a public safety officer in addition to working part time with the Chesterfield Township Fire Department as a firefighter. 

I am humbled and honored to be a part of this amazing community once again and look forward to keeping this department the best that it is…and look forward to making it the best it can be.

Tom Costello
Chief of Police

Chief Costello