Farmington Hills Police Department promotes four

Farmington Hills Police Department celebrated the promotion of four officers on April 29, with a ceremony attended by families and friends.

Farmington HIlls Police Department promotions
from left: City Manager Dave Boyer, Assistant Chief Dan Rodriguez, Lieutenant Richard Wehby, Commander John Piggott, Chief Charles Nebus, Sergeant Jason McDonald, Sergeant Domenic Lauria, Assistant Chief Jeff King, Commander Bonnie Unruh, and Mayor Ken Massey (City of Farmington Hills)

Lieutenant John Piggott, promoted to the rank of Commander, is a 23-year department veteran. He began his career as a Police Cadet and served in a variety of positions before being assigned to the Administrative Bureau. Piggott holds an Associate, a Bachelor’s, and a Master’s Degrees, and is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He has received 43 citations and awards and was the 2016 Optimist Club Police Officer of the Year.

Sergeant Richard Wehby, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, working for five years for the City of Memphis, Tennessee, two years for Oak Park, Michigan, and the past 23 years for the City of Farmington Hills. Now assigned to the Patrol Division in the Operations Bureau, Wehby holds an Associate Degree, has received 57 awards and citations, including the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office Distinguished Service Award, and was the 2010 American Legion Police Officer of the Year and the 2015 City of Farmington Hills Police Officer of the Year.

Officer Domenic Lauria, promoted to the rank of Sergeant, is a 19-year veteran of the Police Department. He began as a Police Cadet and is now assigned to the Patrol Division in the Operations Bureau. Lauria holds an Associate Degree and has received 25 citations and awards, including the 2004 American Legion Police Officer of the Year.

Officer Jason McDonald, promoted to the rank of Sergeant, is an 18-year veteran of law enforcement, working for five years for the City of Detroit and 13 years for the Farmington Hills Police Department. Now assigned to the Patrol Division in the Operations Bureau, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree. McDonald has received 33 citations and awards and was the 2014 Optimist Police Officer of the Year.

–Press release