Chief of Police

Chief Bryan Jarrell is an experienced administrator and law enforcement executive. He possesses a wide range of competencies in law enforcement covering areas of focus such as:
  • Budget
  • Organized labor
  • Criminal investigations
  • Crime prevention and crime reduction techniques
  • Traffic safety
  • Acceptable supervisory practices
His extensive supervisory and operational knowledge is evident by his demonstrated ability to improve the efficiency of operations resulting in cost savings, without sacrificing the level of service to the community.

Law Enforcement Experience
Chief Bryan Jarrell has more than 28 years of experience as a police officer executive in Southfield, Michigan. He began his career in February, 1985 and retired in July, 2013. He was Deputy Police Chief for the last 10 years overseeing all divisions of a major metropolitan police department. During Chief Jarrell's diverse career, he had the opportunity to gain experience in virtually every area of law enforcement and achieve a thorough understanding of the City government's operations.

Training & Education
Throughout his career, Chief Bryan Jarrell has received a significant amount of education and training:
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Criminal Justice
  • Currently working on a Master's of Administration Leadership from the University of Oklahoma
  • Graduate of the 218th session of the FBI National Academy
  • FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association's (LEEDA) Command Institute
  • Northwestern University's Executive Management Program
  • University of Louisville's Crime Prevention Institute
  • Certified by the Department of Homeland Security in the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Incident Command Systems (ICS)
Some of Chief Bryan Jarrell's major accomplishments would include:
  • Total evaluation of the department organizational structure and service delivery model that resulted in recommendations that would save $2.5 million over a 4-year period, and improved the overall efficiency of operations
  • Created the department's Policy Review Committee, made up of supervisors, commanders, union personnel and subject matter experts, which was tasked with reviewing all department policies to ensure they were up to date, relevant and legally defensible
  • Implemented mandatory online training for all department personnel with a different topic covered each month, including areas of law enforcement that expose an organization to the highest levels of liability such as pursuits, use of force and work place harassment
  • Created after-school programs as a DARE officer to provide alternatives for students instead of walking the streets or going home to an empty house
  • Resurrected and/or created several business watch-type programs to address the unique concerns of the business community
  • Created the department's 1st bicycle patrol program
  • Served as staff liaison to the Southfield Veterans Commission since 2004
One of Chief Bryan Jarrell greatest strengths is the ability to create and maintain positive, productive relationships with city leaders, other department heads, residents and the business community.

Personal Life
Chief Bryan Jarrell and his wife, Tina, have raised 3 children, and enjoy camping, running, cycling, hiking, and golfing in their spare time.