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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Roads to rule in 2018

Roads to rule in upcoming road a thon planned for January.  In retrospect  according to commisioners,that we talked to that was never in doubt.  What was and what needed to be adressed at the last Monday's work session was where where the money was  to going to come from to pay the bills without taxing the residents a major consideration in an election year.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


 We asked Chief Clason for some biographic detailS and he provided the following.....
Chief Noel Clason began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a US Navy Master-at-Arms specializing in corrections and investigations, he served 2 deployments in th
e Persian Gulf while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan on board aircraft carrier USS Independence CV-62 (Served 1991-1995).  Upon honorable discharge from the Military, Clason attended the Oakland Police Academy in 1995 then served as a part time Police Officer for Clarkston Police Department and Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.  In 1996 Clason accepted a position with Centerline Public Safety immediately attending Macomb Fire Academy.  He was a member of Centerline’s SWAT team (S.O.G.). 
In 1998, Clason accepted a position with City of Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety where he promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and most recently the Detective Lieutenant in charge of Investigations.  While serving as a Public Safety Officer for Bloomfield Hills, Clason was also a paid on call firefighter for Centerline Fire, Fenton Township Fire Department and North Oakland Fire Authority.  Clason also served as an instructor with the Oakland Police Academy.
Clason holds a degree in criminal justice.  He is also a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University school of Staff and Command specializing in Police administration.
Clason is a current member of the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) which is a multijurisdictional team serving local communities on high profile cases.  This team is comprised of senior area detectives and were recently recognized by the City of Troy for their investigative efforts.

Notable events
Clason was raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Avondale High School in 1991
Clason was employed in his first job at 13yo with the Bloomfield Hills Country Club as a caddy.
Clason achieved awards and recognition from the Cities of Troy and Bloomfield Hills for response to Ground Zero on 9/11/01 with members of Bloomfield Hills and Troy Fire Department where they worked at ground zero for recovery efforts following the tragic events that unfolded.
Clason, at 44 yoa is the youngest Director of Public Safety in the City of Bloomfield Hills history.

He is married with a 10yo and 12yo.

Monday, July 24, 2017

City of Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Promotions

(From left): Sgt. Daniel Phillips, Lt. Dustin Lockard and Detective Lt. Jeff Gormley (Photo courtesy of Bloomfield Hills Police Department)

(From left): Sgt. Daniel Phillips, Lt. Dustin Lockard and Detective Lt. Jeff Gormley (Photo courtesy of Bloomfield Hills Police Department) 

Three members of the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety were recently promoted:
• Jeff Gormley, a 19-year veteran of the department, was promoted laterally to from lieutenant to detective lieutenant, and oversees the detective bureau. He recently graduated from Northwestern University Staff and Command, and also holds bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and fire science from Lake Superior State College. Gormley has served on the department’s motor unit and as evidence technician as well as on the county’s hazardous materials team..
• Dustin Lockard joined the department in 2002 as a dispatcher and hired as a public safety officer in 2006. He’s been promoted from sergeant to patrol lieutenant and now commands operations of Patrol Shift 3. He holds a master’s degree in information assurance and bachelor’s degrees in sociology and information technology. He’s IT supervisor for the City of Bloomfield Hills, IT liaison with Oakland County and a volunteer firefighter for Troy.
• Daniel Phillips, an 18-year veteran of the department, has been promoted to sergeant for Platoon 3. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University, and formerly worked as an officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections and deputy with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. He’s a firearms instructor, an Oakland County Tactical Response Team instructor and lead member of the department’s motor unit.