I graduated from Holly High School in 1983. I attended Northern Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in 1987. I attended Oakland Universitiesí Police Academy and graduated from there in 1988. I began my Law Enforcement Career with Kensington Metro park as a park ranger. I enjoyed Law Enforcement so I also began working in Holly as a part-time police officer. Iíve always enjoyed working in a small town setting and was eventually hired in Imlay City as a full-time officer in 1989. I was also a substitute teacher for Imlay City Schools. I enjoyed teaching and getting to know the kids. I taught for several years and ran the In-School Suspension room at the Middle School, some of you may remember those days!
I have really enjoyed working in Imlay City for all these years. I have had some opportunities to go elsewhere but could never make the move. While working for the Imlay City Police Department I have had the pleasure of working as our Department Detective for a few years. I was also assigned to a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) ran and supervised by the FBI. I was promoted to Sergeant in 2014. I was also asked to act as the Interim Chief for several months while the City went through the process of hiring the new Chief. If any of you have had the chance to meet Chief Pike, I am sure you will agree they made a great choice. Although my role has changed over the years, I still enjoy the small town atmosphere. The people from this community and the people I work with have made this my home.
The law enforcement profession has really changed over the past 28 years. The media has been more than willing to portray police officers as heavy handed and racist. I can guarantee that the Officers we have here are all fair, honest and loyal to the citizens of Imlay City. I consider my fellow Officers as family. I am very proud to be a part of this department. We are very lucky to have the group of Officers that we have working here.