Officer Gary Lavin recently became the second officer in Farmington Hills Police Department history to earn three prestigious local awards.
Honored September 11 as the 2016 American Legion Farmington Post #346 Police Officer of the Year, he has also received City Police Officer of the Year and Optimist Police Officer of the Year honors in previous years.
A 22-year veteran, Lavin was first hired as a cadet in 1994 and promoted to police officer in 1995. Formerly a patrol officer and detective assigned to the South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium, he now serves as the School Liaison Officer at North Farmington High School. He is also a field training officer and active shooter response instructor.