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Nicole Ford Becomes the City of Midland’s First Female Police Chief

Photo By: James Paxson

The city of Midland has sworn in their first female police Chief. Nicole Ford has been in law enforcement veteran for 22 years. She has experience in community policing, emergency response and staff leadership to the Midland Police Department.

On Monday, February 24th, Ford was sworn into office at Midland City Council Chambers. City Clerk Erica Armstrong and Midland City Manager Bradley Kaye conducted the Swearing-in Ceremony. Lt. Jeffrey Smith from the Inkster Police Department performed the Badge Pinning.

Ford was recently the interim police chief and deputy police chief for the City of Flat Rock, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration and a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University School of Staff and Command and serves on its Police Staff and Command Executive Panel.

Chief Ford’s family includes her partner, Jeff and children Mackenzie, Zachary and Dillon.



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