Police Department Promotions November 3, 2017
The recent retirement of Assistant Chief Matthew Koehn resulted in several promotions and the creation of a new Administrative Staff Assistant Chief position. The Administrative Staff Assistant Chief will be responsible for the introduction of several new technologies, Police Department Accreditation, and several other special projects. Assistant Chief Michael Ciaramitaro has been transferred into this newly created position.
Commander Daniel Rodriguez was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in the Operations Bureau. Assistant Chief Rodriguez is a 23-year veteran of the Department. He began as a police cadet and was promoted to police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, and now assistant chief. His past assignments include patrol officer, Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force officer, South Oakland Narcotics Consortium investigator, patrol and Directed Patrol Unit supervisor, Administrative Bureau supervisor, and now the Operations Bureau. Assistant Chief Rodriguez has an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and has begun studies for a Master’s Degree. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Commander Rodriguez also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1998. Assistant Chief Rodriguez is the recipient of 36 citations and awards, including being recognized as the Farmington Hills Police Officer of the Year in 2001.
Officer Mark Kelley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Operations Bureau. Sergeant Kelley is a 16-year veteran of the Department. He began as a police cadet and was promoted to police officer and now sergeant. His past assignments include patrol officer, traffic investigator and training officer and now the Patrol Division of Operations Bureau. Sergeant Kelley has an Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree. Sergeant Kelley is the recipient of 10 citations and awards and was the National Patrol Rifle Iron Sight Champion in 2015.
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