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    Captain Geoff Collard


    Captain Geoffrey Collard was born and raised in Flint, Michigan.  He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Public Administration.  Captain Collard began his Law Enforcement career in June 1999, as a Police Officer for the City of Flushing.  He was hired by the City of Wyoming, in October 1999, where he served as a Patrol Officer, as a member of the Tactical Arrest and Confrontation Team, and as a member of the Wyoming Neighborhood Enforcement Team.  In March 2005, Captain Collard joined the GRPD and worked as a Patrol Officer for two years, before transferring to the Special Response Team (SRT).  He worked on the SRT until his promotion to Sergeant in 2012, at which time he was assigned to the Support Services Division.  Captain Collard returned to the SRT as a Sergeant until he was promoted to Lieutenant in March of 2015.  Captain Collard worked as a Watch Commander until his current assignment as the Training Unit Commander, which began in October 2016.  During his tenure with the Department, Captain Collard has performed additional duties as a Background Investigator, an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, and a Defensive Tactics Instructor ​