Deputy Chief Nick Loussia - Investigations Division
Deputy Chief Nick Loussia was sworn in as a police officer with the Southfield Police Department in 1991. During the course of his career, Deputy Chief Loussia has been assigned to various positions throughout the department. He was assigned to the Directed Patrol Unit and to the Special Entry and Response Team in the Patrol Division, he was assigned as a Detective in the Court Services Section and he served as a Detective assigned to the department’s Criminal Surveillance Unit in the Investigations Division. He has also served as the Commander of the Downtown Station and as the Coordinator of the Special Operations Division. Prior to being promoted, Deputy Chief Loussia served as the department’s Homeland Security Coordinator and as the department’s spokesperson. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2004, and promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief on June 16, 2014.
Deputy Chief Loussia is currently the Commander of the Investigations Division.
Deputy Chief Loussia is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, the FBI/LEEDA Command Institute for Police Executives and Eastern Michigan University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Deputy Chief John Fitzgerald - Patrol Division
Deputy Chief John Fitzgerald proudly began his law enforcement career as an officer with the City of Hillsdale, MI in 1985. In January of 1988 he was sworn in as an officer with the Southfield Police Department. As an officer he was assigned to the Patrol Division holding the positions of Patrolman, Background Investigator, and member of the Directed Patrol Unit. He also served on the Rifle Containment Unit, Honor Guard, Pistol Team and as a Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Special Entry and Response Team (SERT) member where he was a Team Leader.
In 1994, Deputy Chief Fitzgerald was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as a sergeant he continued his service in the Patrol Division, Background Investigations, Directed Patrol Unit, Honor Guard, Field Training Program and SERT. Deputy Chief Fitzgerald took on the additional responsibility as the Fleet Operations supervisor. He continued his involvement with departmental training as a Precision Driving Instructor for Emergency Vehicle Operations. From 2001 through 2004, he served as Detective Sergeant with the Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team.
In 2004, Deputy Chief Fitzgerald was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. In addition to his duties as a Shift Commander he was assigned as the Coordinator of the Field Training, Honor Guard, Police Cadet, and Fleet Operations programs. He continued to serve with the SERT Unit.
On February 5, 2015, Deputy Chief Fitzgerald was promoted to his current rank. He is currently the Commander of the Patrol Division which includes Support Operations and Training. Deputy Chief Fitzgerald has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University. He also graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command where he received the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award. Deputy Chief Fitzgerald was named the Southfield Police Officer of the Year for 1999, and has numerous commendations for his outstanding service.
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