Ordinance Enforcement

Ordinance Enforcement is committed to enforcing the City of Center Line’s ordinances to abate and prevent nuisances within our community. Our Ordinance Department and Building Department work through inspection of commercial and residential properties in order to uphold and enforce codes and community standards to maintain the city’s high standard of curb appeal in the “Small Town Lifestyle in the Heart of Metro Detroit”.

Ordinance Enforcement Officers


• Chief Code Enforcement Officer Danny Petroff started his career with the City of Center Line in 2000 as a paid on call Firefighter. He was hired full time as a Public Safety Officer in 2002. For 15 years he served the community assigned to road patrol before being reassigned to the Detective Bureau in 2016. He spent the last 5 years of his career as a Detective, Negotiator on the Special Response Team, and a Task Force Officer with the FBI Macomb County Human Trafficking Task Force. Before retiring in February of 2022, he also served the members of the Center Line Police Department as Union President and Chairman of the Pension Board.     

• Dave Allen was hired as Reserve Police Officer in 1995 and began his full time career with Public Safety Department in 2000. Dave was assigned to road patrol for the majority of this 22 year career, with a stop in the traffic unit. Dave held several additional duties in the department; firearm instructor, patrol rifle instructor, first-aid and CPR instructor, child safety seat instructor, Center Line SOG (Special Operations Group) member, Warren/Center Line SRT (Special Response Team) member, and K9 Officer. Dave also worked with multiple agencies, County of Macomb Enforcement Team (COMET), DEA and on “Operation Smack down” as the teams K9 Officer.
Dave also served as the Treasure of Center Line Police Officers and Dispatcher Association for several years, served a term as Vice President of the Union and as a member of the Pension board.
Dave retired as a Sergeant with his K9 partner Murphy,  in March of 2022.