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Chief Molloy earns Presidential Medal from MACP
Published: 7/12/2021
Congratulations to Novi Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety David Molloy in receiving the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) Presidential Medal.

The medal was presented to Chief Molloy by current MACP President Ronald Wiles at the recently concluded MACP Summer Professional Conference Awards Banquet.

The Presidential Medal is awarded for outstanding and extraordinary professional and personal service to the criminal justice system, the law enforcement profession and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. The recipient's activities shall be of such significance as to demonstrate a personal dedication and commitment above and beyond normal professional duties and interactions. Criteria for the award may include:
  1. Long term contributions to the criminal justice system and law enforcement via membership and involvement on MACP committees, boards or related bodies;
  2. Sponsorship or stewardship of significant grant pro­grams or legislation important to law enforcement; significant training accomplishments, or other widely recognized criminal justice endeavors or accomplishments.
Chief Molloy has a long and distinguished police career and service to better the police profession. He was appointed Chief of Police in 2005, then appointed Director of Public Safety in 2010.

Chief Molloy has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command, the Center for Excellence in Police Management Studies, the 228th session of the F.B.I.’s National Academy, and the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. For the past 13 years he has served as an assistant adjunct professor at Madonna University teaching criminal justice ethics, criminal justice administration and other criminal justice courses. In addition, he has been a long-time instructor for the MACP’s New Chief and Police Executive School and as an instructor for the School of Police Staff and Command programs at both Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University teaching hundreds of police executives.

Chief Molloy is a 20-year member of the MACP. He served as the President of this Association in 2018-19 and was one of the key leaders who helped grow the MACP’s Accreditation Program and the advancement of the FBI’s National Use-of Force Data Collection program for recording law enforcement use of force. He is also a member of the IACP and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

Chief Molloy has also served as the President and Executive Board Member for both the Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police and Southeast Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.

Besides his service to the MACP, Chief Molloy also serves on the Executive Board for the Michigan HIDTA and is former chair of the Executive Board. He has served as a member of the Governor’s CLEAR committee and on the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission. He also has been appointed twice as a commissioner for MCOLES and has served as the Commission Chair and serves as the Advisory Board chairperson for CLEMIS.

On February 8, 2018, the Novi Police Department became the sixth police department to receive accredited status by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and in June of 2021 earned Re-Accreditation.

The Novi Police Department is also one of only three Michigan agencies to earn both state and CALEA accreditation.