The Dearborn Police Department has added two new part-time officers. They will be the department’s first part-time officers.
The new officers are Stephen Sokol and Edmund Black, and the following provides some information about their background and experience:
Stephen Sokol. A Dearborn Heights resident, Sokol spent 25 years as a City of Detroit police officer before retiring in January 2011. In Detroit, he was assigned to patrol, served as a helicopter pilot with the force’s Aviation Unit, and worked as a certified bomb technician and a forensic firearms examiner. He also served six years in the United States Naval Reserve as an enlisted aviation anti-submarine warfare technician. Sokol is the owner of PSG Investigations.
Edmund Black. A resident of Redford Township, Black spent six years as a reserve in the Air Force National Guard prior to earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2003. Black received his MCOLES Law Enforcement License in September 1998 from the Detroit Police Academy and is currently employed as a public safety officer for the University of Detroit Mercy assigned as a sergeant on midnight shift.
About the photo: The Dearborn Police Department recently welcomed new officers. Shown in the photo are (front row): Chief Ron Haddad, Officer Stephen Sokol, Officer Edmund Black, and Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr..(Second row): Lt. Stephen Renico, Lt. Michael Sabo, and Captain William Leavens. (Back row): Lt. Douglas Topolski, Commander David Robinson, Lt. Issa Shahin, and Deputy Chief Thomas Teefey.
Source: City of Dearborn