Farmington Hills officer honored for Sobriety Court work

Farmington Hills Police Officer Dave Geffert was honored October 5 by the Farmington/Farmington Hills Call to Action Coalition (CTAC) for his work with the 47th District Court’s Sobriety Court program.

Officer Dave Geffert
From left: Assistant Chief Mike Ciaramitaro, Assistant Chief Dan Rodriguez, CTAC Director Mitch Seelye, Officer Dave Geffert, Chief Chuck Nebus, Assistant Chief Jeff King, and Commander Bonnie Unruh (City of Farmington Hills)

Geffert received the award during the CTAC’s 30th Annual Community Breakfast at the Costick Center. The event kicked off National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

Sobriety Court gives offenders with a previous drunken driving, substance abuse or alcohol-related convictions, or who meet other conditions, the opportunity to enter an intensive two-year program to get their lives back on track.

As part of the program, Geffert has conducted 59 home visits, checking for alcohol or controlled substances and looking for any signs of the participant relapsing. According to a city press release, the 30-year veteran officer “has helped maintain accountability while being extremely encouraging with each participant in their journey toward sobriety.”