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Retired Assistant Police Chief, Novi Police Department
Victor Lauria retired as an Assistant Chief of Police with the Novi Police Department after serving the community for nearly 28 years. Over the course of his career, he has served in a wide variety of positions which include police officer, K-9 handler, detective, undercover narcotics detective, crisis negotiator and numerous supervisory positions. In 2009, the City of Novi combined their police and fire administrations into a Public Safety Administration. Victor was responsible for various supervisory roles within the Police and Fire Departments.
Victor earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Science, with a concentration in Emergency Management, from Eastern Michigan University and he holds a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. He also attended the 250th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is also certified as Firefighter I and Firefighter II by the State on Michigan.
Mr. Lauria is currently employed as a faculty member at Madonna University. He is the Interim Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department and the Program Director for the Emergency Management, Fire Science and Occupational Safety and Health programs. He instructs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a regular guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s Police Staff and Command Executive Leadership Program.