Acting Chief Nick Loussia - Investigations Division
Acting Chief Loussia was sworn in as a police officer with the Southfield Police Department in 1991. During the course of his career, Acting 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, Acting 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.
Acting 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.
Phone: (248) 796-5435
Acting Chief Brian Bassett - Patrol Division
Born and raised in the City of Southfield, Acting Chief Brian Bassett attended Southfield Public Schools and joined the department’s Cadet program in 1998. A year later, he was sworn in as a police officer with the Southfield Police Department. As an officer, he was assigned to the Patrol Division serving as a Field Training Officer and an In-service Instructor. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009, he served as the Patrol Administration Sergeant acting as the department legal liaison, grant coordinator, Traffic Investigation and Animal Control unit supervisor. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014, he was selected as the Patrol Division Coordinator. In that role, he served as the Commander of the downtown station and the following units: Tactical Crime Suppression, Traffic, Training, Community Policing and Patrol Administration. On March 17, 2017, Acting Chief Bassett was promoted to Deputy Chief. He remains the Commander of the Patrol Division including all field services, Community Policing and Training.
Acting Chief Bassett’s education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University (completion 2019), Master’s Certificate from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University. He is also a graduate of both Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.
Acting Chief Bassett’s professional affiliations include: International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Southeast Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police. He also serves as President and board member for non-profit, Friends of the Southfield Police.
Phone: (248) 796-5307