Lt. Rick Herren currently supervises the uniform road patrol division. He oversees 20 road patrol officers, 5 sergeants, and two civilian administrative assistants.
Lt. Herren began his career in law enforcement in 1995 and joined the Saginaw Township Police Department in 2003. At the Saginaw Township Police Department, Lt Herren has worked as a road patrol officer, as a detective assigned to the surveillance unit, and as a Patrol Sergeant. Lt. Herren has also accepted a number of assignments outside his normal duties. While assigned to the road patrol division, Lt. Herren spent 9 years assigned to the field training unit as both a training officer and supervisor. He was also a certified police mountain bike operator and investigator for the Medical Examiner’s office. Lt. Herren served with the Emergency Services Team for 10 years in a number of roles, including training officer, entry team member, sniper, Team Leader and Acting Team Commander. Lt. Herren continues to serve as Saginaw Township’s lead use of force instructor, where he manages the firearms and tactics training program and coordinates instruction provided by 8 use of force instructors.
Lt. Herren holds a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and attended the police academy at Delta College. He has attended over 100 training courses in his career and specializes in police use of force issues, weapons and tactics training, and supervision.