October 24, 2016, Canton, MI – The Canton Police Department announces the retirement of Deputy Chief Scott Hilden, following a 24-year career with the agency.
Deputy Chief Hilden was hired by the police department in 1992 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001, Lieutenant in 2006 and Deputy Chief in 2013. Hilden holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, and a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s Police Staff & Command School.
Early on as a police officer, Hilden participated in numerous special units including Department Instructor and School Resource Officer. Later he worked as a shift commander in the patrol division, and completed special assignments as the department’s Community Relations Coordinator and Special Services Lieutenant.
In his current role as Deputy Chief, Hilden led the Patrol Division consisting of four platoons of lieutenants, sergeants, police officers and PSSO’s. His role encompassed overseeing the execution and administration of the division, along with assisting the Director with the development of polices and budget.
“The Public Safety Department is losing a valuable member of the organization,” said Public Safety Director Joshua Meier. “Scott has had a commendable career with the department and is wished the best in his future endeavors,” Meier adds.