Farmington Hills Assistant Police Chief retires after 31 years

After 31 years, Farmington Hills Police Department Assistant Chief Matt Koehn is moving on.

Matt Koehn retirement
From left: Farmington Hills City Manager Dave Boyer, Mayor Ken Massey, Assistant Chief Matt Koehn, and Police Chief Charles Nebus. (City of Farmington Hills photo)

According to a city press release, Koehn celebrated his retirement on Friday, Sept. 22 with a ceremony attended by family and friends. He joined the department as a Police Cadet in 1986 after serving as a Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Huntington Woods and as a Police Dispatcher for Lathrup Village.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

After being promoted to Police Officer in 1988, Koehn served in the Patrol Division, Crime Suppression Unit, and Detective Section. In 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned to the Operations Bureau, overseeing both the Patrol and Investigative Divisions.

Koehn has received more than 20 Department awards, including two Chief’s Citations, one Valorous Conduct Award from the Franklin Police Department, one Citation, four Professional Service Awards, nine Unit Citations, one Commendation, four Letters of Appreciation, and numerous letters from citizens complimenting his hard work and dedication. He is also a founding member of the Oakland County Tactical Association, serving as Treasurer and current Vice-President.

Koehn holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, where he was the Class President and winner of the Franklin Kreml Leadership Award.

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