Chief of Police

Police Chief Geof GaudardGeof Gaudard was named Chief of Police by the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees on Monday, May 13, 2013. He follows Kirt Bowden, who was appointed to the position in March, 2007.

Chief Gaudard was hired into the Bloomfield Township Police Department in 1987. He rose through the ranks and served in a variety of positions, including Field Training Officer, defensive tactics instructor, firearms and patrol rifle instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol and Administrative Lieutenant, Captain of Patrol and Investigations and Deputy Chief. He was the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations for the 2004 Ryder Cup and the 2008 PGA Championship, both held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township.

In 2008, Chief Gaudard completed a three-month course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. This is a select training program for law
enforcement executives that focuses on both educational and physical training. He was named Bloomfield Township’s Officer of the Year two times – in 1993 and again in 1998.

Chief Gaudard is a 1986 graduate of Ferris State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He graduated from the Eastern Michigan University School of Staff and Command in 2005.