Chief Donald F. Pussehl Jr
The recent retirements of Detective Sergeant Jack Doyle and Detective Brian Pitt have brought the arrival of Officer Jarad Atha and Officer Justin Severs. In addition, we have lost another tremendous asset with the retirement of Officer Matt Laux from the road patrol division. Officer Laux served as our firearms and Taser instructor, and department armorer. His skill as a crime scene technician was vital on several cases the past several years.
We will miss all of these fine officers as they explore new endeavors.
While the experience of Doyle and Pitt will certainly be missed, Officer Atha and Severs have arrived with years of experience in the Saginaw County area as well. Both officers served as members of the Saginaw Emergency Services Team and were highly recommended. Officer Atha has completed his field training program is currently working on solo patrol while Officer Severs is nearing the completion of his second phase in FTO.
The retirement of Doyle left the Detective Sergeant position open. Interviews were held and Sergeant Chad Brooks has been chosen to take over the responsibilities of the Detective Sergeant in charge of the investigation division. D/SGT Brooks has served with STPD since 1995. He has served as a road patrol officer, field training officers, detective, and road patrol sergeant.
D/SGT Brooks former road patrol sergeant responsibilities have been filled by the promotion of James Rich. Sergeant Rich has served Saginaw Township since 1996 as a road patrol officer and field training officer. Sergeant Rich has also served on the motor and traffic units, and he has worked as a crime scene evidence technician.
The Saginaw Township Police Department has instituted the use of a crime mapping program. CrimeDar is a Michigan based company that developed software to integrate the reports written by officers to a detailed crime map. Calls for service are shown via the use of icons that represent the types of calls handled by officers as well as location. A brief narrative of the event is also supplied. Access to the mapping program can be found via the link http://www.crimedar.com/saginawtownship-michigan which is also shown on the left hand side of this page.
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