Two new Dearborn police officers sworn in

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
New Dearborn Police Department Officers Stephen Sokol (front row second from left) and Edmund Black (front row third from left) are welcomed to the force by Police Chief Ron Haddad (front row left), Mayor John O’Reilly Jr., Lt. Stephen Renico (second row left), Lt. Michael Sabo, Capt. William Leavens, Lt. Douglas Topolski (third row left), Commander David Robinson, Lt. Issa Shahin and Deputy Chief Thomas Teefey.

DEARBORN, Mich. – The Police Department added two new part-time officers, Stephen Sokol and Edmund Black. They are the department’s first part-time officers.

A Dearborn Heights resident, Sokol spent 25 years as a Detroit police officer before retiring in January 2011. In Detroit, he was assigned to patrol, served as a helicopter pilot with the force’s Aviation Unit, and worked as a certified bomb technician and a forensic firearms examiner. He also served six years in the United States Naval Reserve as an enlisted aviation anti-submarine warfare technician. Sokol is the owner of PSG Investigations.

A resident of Redford Township, Black spent six years as a reserve in the Air Force National Guard prior to earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2003. Black received his MCOLES Law Enforcement License in September 1998 from the Detroit Police Academy and is currently employed as a public safety officer for the University of Detroit Mercy assigned as a sergeant on midnight shift.