Commander Richard Hopper

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Commander Hopper has been with the Taylor Police Department for 20 years and is currently in charge of the Investigative Division and Records Bureau. He also oversees internal affairs, hiring, recruiting, departmental freedom of information act requests, and technology related items.

During his career he has served as a Public Service Officer (3 years), Road Patrol Officer (4 years), Detective (2 years), Special Operations Detective (3 Years), S.W.A.T. Team Operator (5 years), Patrol Sergeant (4 years), Patrol Lieutenant (2 years), Investigative Commander (2 years).

He obtained an Associates Degree from Schoolcraft College, Bachelor Degree from Eastern Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

He served for six years as a U.S. Army Military Police Officer with the 1176 M.P. Company with a 1 year deployment in support of Operation Joint Endeavor.