DEARBORN — On Monday, the Dearborn Police Department welcomed three new police officers and promoted three additional longstanding members to higher positions within the department. Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and Police Chief Issa Shahin addressed a gathering of family and colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony.
In a heartfelt ceremony that included family and Dearborn Police colleagues, Shahin kicked off the proceedings by welcoming the new officers, congratulating the promotees and thanking the families for their sacrifice and support.
“To our new officers Paul Tepatti, Jacob May and Grant Webb, welcome to the Dearborn Police Department,” he said. “You’re joining a top-class organization, one of the best in the nation. I know that your promotions will improve the police department and push us to higher ground… I’m incredibly proud to be part of this family.”
Hammoud administered the oath of office for the six Dearborn Police officers at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
In his remarks, Hammoud thanked Shahin and the officers and their families, saying, “You have the full support of this administration and the full support of the community… I hope that you see within this department that there is a family of folks who will be there for your loved ones to lean on, and you’ll have us to lean on and this community to lean on.”
The oath of office was administered to the following police personnel:
Officer Jacob May
Officer Grant Webb
Officer Paul Tepatti
Commander Madou Bazzi
Lieutenant Jason Skoczylas
Sergeant Jeremy Krakowski