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Bloomfield Hills adds officers, promotions

By Lisa Brody


Bloomfield Hills Chief Noel Clason announced promotions, changes and additions to the public safety department at the city commission meeting on Tuesday, January 12.


Clason informed commissioners officer Dan Madden was promoted to sergeant, replacing a sergeant who had retired. Clason said Madden has been with Bloomfield Hills since 2006, and was also a member of the Troy Fire Department, as a volunteer firefighter. He recently received his master's degree from University of Detroit Mercy in Intelligence Analysis, oversees the department's field training program, is sergeant on platoon one, and serves as the department's newly appointed public information officer.


Clason noted that lieutenant Dustin Lockard had successfully completed Michigan State University’s School of Staff and Command. “The six-month program is top-level training for police chiefs and commanders concerning administration and management in law enforcement,” Clason said. “Currently three out of the four lieutenants have successfully completed this tremendous program, and the last lieutenant will be scheduled to attend staff and command school later this year.”


He then introduced three new public safety officers: Jason Ulatowski, who was hired in February 2020, directly out of the Macomb Police Academy. He graduated the Oakland Fire Academy in November, has completed all department training and is serving on Platoon 2.


Cole Hyde graduated from Oakland Police Academy in December 2020, and has a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University. “Cole has begun training with the department and will attend the Oakland Fire Academy in February,” Clason said.


Sean Bradley also graduated from Oakland Police Academy in December 2020. He has an associates degree and is a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 2016-2018. Clason said he has begun his training with the department and will join Hyde in the Oakland Fire Academy in February.


With Hyde and Bradley's hires, Clason said the department will be back to full staff once they complete the fire academy and their training.

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