The city of Dearborn welcomes 6 new officers to police department

Published On: Dec 18 2012 02:13:54 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 18 2012 02:18:09 PM EST

Courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department

Left to right, Chief Ronald Haddad, new officers Bradley Clair, Steven Vert, Derrall Hill Jr., Adel Saleh, Thomas Golden, John Balowski and Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr.

DEARBORN, Mich. -

The city of Dearborn and Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. welcomed new members to the police department.

Six new officers were sworn-in by Chief Ronald Haddad at a ceremony on Dec 17th.

During the ceremony, Haddad stressed the "importance of following the U.S. Constitution while serving the citizens of Dearborn."

"It is the duty of all Dearborn police officers to serve the citizens of Dearborn with the superior service that our residents have grown accustomed to." said the mayor.

The six:

  • Bradley Clair:

    Clair is a 28-year-old graduate of Wayne State University who honorably served in the U.S. Coast Guard and participated in "Operation Enduring Freedom". 

    He was voted squad leader while in the Oakland Police Academy

  • John Balowski:

    Balowski, 27, attended Wayne State University as well as Eastern Michigan University and served honorably for five years in the U.S. Army.  

    Balowski finished at the top of his class while attending the Oakland Police Academy.

  • Derrall Hill Jr:

    Hill is a 24-year-old graduate of Madonna University who was also a Dearborn police dispatcher prior to becoming an officer. 

    Hill presented the traditional Code of Ethics recitation at the academy graduation ceremony, which prompted Academy Director Richard Tillman to comment that Hill gave the “best rendition of the Code of Ethics that he has heard in 25 years."

  • Adel Saleh:

    Saleh is a 31-year-old Dearborn resident who is a graduate of the University of Phoenix.

    He is a former member of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

  • Thomas Golden:

    Golden is a 24-year-old graduate of Rochester College. 

    He also attended Oakland University Honors College as well as the prestigious Specs Howard School of Media Arts.

  • Steven Vert:

    Vert is a 26-year-old graduate of Schoolcraft Community College where he earned a criminal justice degree. 

    He also earned a private investigations certificate from Madonna University and worked as a police dispatcher for the city of Ferndale.

Both Chief Haddad and Mayor O’Reilly recognized these officers as “high achievers” who will begin a two-week in-house orientation program before starting their patrol activities on Dec. 31.

 

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