Farmington Hills Police Officer Chad Double, who started with the department as a police cadet, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
First hired in 2001, Double was promoted to Police Officer in 2003. From 2003 to 2008, he worked in the Patrol Division as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, an Evidence Technician, Firearms Instructor, and Background Investigator.
In 2008, he was assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective specializing in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Cold Case Homicides. He served as a Detective for 10 years.
Double has received two Professional Service Awards, four Citations, 11 Unit Citations, five Commendations, and two Merit Awards. He was the 2009 American Legion Police Officer of the Year and the 2010 Optimist Club Police Officer of the Year.
Additionally, Double was recognized by the Call to Action Coalition in 2015 and the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence in 2016 for his dedication and compassion in working with survivors of domestic violence.
The new Sergeant holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, both from Eastern Michigan University. He is an instructor at both the Oakland and Washtenaw Community College Police Academies, as well as a statewide domestic violence instructor for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.
Double serves as co-chair of the Farmington Hills Domestic Violence High Risk Response Team, a steering committee member of the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence, and as a member of the Oakland County Sexual Assault Task Force.
He is assigned as a Patrol Supervisor in the Operations Division.