Farmington Hills officer promoted to sergeant

Farmington Hills Police Department has promoted 26-year veteran Officer Eric Buckberry to the rank of Sergeant in the Operations Bureau.

Sgt. Buckberry Promotion
From left: Farmington Hills City Manager Dave Boyer, Sergeant Eric Buckberry and Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus (City of Farmington Hills)

Buckberry began his career in 1991 as a Police Cadet. His past assignments include Patrol Officer, Detective, U.S. Customs Task Force Officer, Directed Patrol Unit Officer, and Narcotics Investigator with the Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET). He has also served in the role of Department Instructor as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Rifle Instructor, and Krav Maga Instructor (self-defense and fitness training).


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Buckberry holds an Associate’s Degree from Schoolcraft College and is the recipient of over 45 citations and awards, including 2000 City of Farmington Hills Police Officer of the Year, the 2013 American Legion Police Officer of the Year, and the Police Officers Association of Michigan 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

“Sergeant Buckberry’s extensive experience and leadership is a great asset to the Patrol Division and the community,” said Police Chief Chuck Nebus.