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Sgt. Greg A. Patchin

Sgt. Greg Patchin

Sgt Greg Patchin attended the Kirtland Community College Law Enforcement Pre-Employment program from the 1990-1992. Sgt Patchin was hired as a part-time officer in 1992 and shortly there after moved into a full-time position.

Sgt Patchin has continued to update his training. Among his specialties are:

  • At-scene Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (Over 120 hours of training)
  • Certified Evidence Technician
  • Field Training Officer
  • Alcohol Enforcement Training
  • Trained in Emergency Fire and Rescue
  • Trained in Marine Enforcement
  • First Responder Hazmat Operations Level
  • Homeland Security National Incident Management Compliance (NIMS) Training in ISO 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800

Sgt Patchin’s training in accident investigation and as an evidence technician has proven to be quite useful to our Department.

While Sgt Patchin’s contributions to the G.T.P.D. are many, one of his main areas of specialties was being a Field Training Officer. Sgt Patchin was instrumental in developing the Department’s 11 week Field Training Program. All new Officers coming into the G.T.P.D. are trained with the use of the Program. The training is designed to educate new Officers about the effective handling of law enforcement activities as well as preparing new recruits for the departmental policies related to the Gerrish model of Community Policing.

Sgt Patchin has received several awards for excellent work to include a Life Saving award for his role in the use of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a Certificate of Merit, a Certificate of Commendation and three Department Citation Awards.

Sgt Patchin received a promotion to his rank of Sergeant effective September 9, 2006 and completed the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute in 2012.  Sgt. Patchin is the Department LASO/TAC (Local Agency Security Officer/Terminal Agency Coordinator) for LEIN (Law Enforcement Information Network) and is the Department Training Coordinator and Scheduling Officer.

Sgt. Patchin received the Gerrish Twp. Police Officer of the Year Award in 2013 and in 2014, Sgt. Patchin successfully completed the Police Executive and New Chief’s School in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines certified by MCOLES.

E-mail Sergeant Patchin or call me at 989-821-5207 ext 286

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