Farmington Hills Police Department has promoted four employees, including a service aid who is now a police officer.
A November 7 celebrated the following promotions:
Lieutenant Daniel Rodriguez, promoted to the rank of Commander in the Operations Bureau, is a 22-year veteran of the Department and has served as a police cadet, an officer in Patrol, a DEA task force officer, SONIC officer in Investigations, a sergeant in Patrol and the Directed Patrol Unit, and a lieutenant in Patrol and Administration. Rodriguez holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Oakland Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. A United States Marine Corps veteran, he is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Sergeant John Piggott, promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Operations Bureau, is a 20-year veteran and has served as a police cadet, an officer in Patrol, a traffic officer, a school liaison officer, and a sergeant in Patrol and Investigations. Piggott has an Associate’s Degree from Oakland Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Madonna University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Operations Bureau, Officer Mark Rash is a 20-year veteran of the Department. He has served as an officer in Patrol, an evidence technician in Patrol, and a detective in Investigations. Rash has an Associate’s Degree from Henry Ford Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Police Service Aide Jennifer Sauer was promoted to police officer and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division of the Operations Bureau. Sauer is also a staff sergeant with the Air National Guard at Selfridge and was previously an eight-year active duty veteran of the United States Air Force. During her career with the Air Force, she served as an investigator, emergency communications controller, response force leader, and an armorer. Officer Sauer has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from South University. She recently graduated from the Grand Valley State University Military Veterans Police Academy.