Chief Nicole Ford hwas sworn in as chief of the Midland Police Department in February 2020. She is the first female chief of police to serve the City of Midland.
Chief Ford’s 22-year law enforcement career offers significant experience in a variety of areas including community policing, emergency response, and command staff leadership. She most recently served as interim police chief and deputy police chief for the City of Flat Rock, Michigan and previously held roles as a lieutenant with the Huron Clinton Metroparks Police Department and as a sergeant and patrol officer with the Northfield Township Police Department.
Chief Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Eastern Michigan University (EMU). She is also a graduate of the EMU School of Staff and Command and serves on its Police Staff and Command Executive Panel. She is an Assessor for the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and its Training and Education Committee.