Grosse Pointe Park City Council meets new public safety officer over Zoom

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published October 6, 2021


GROSSE POINTE PARK — There’s a new officer working the beat in Grosse Pointe Park.

Park Deputy Public Safety Director Jim Bostock introduced the Park City Council to the department’s latest hire, Kory Farmer, during a Sept. 20 council meeting over Zoom. Farmer was hired after another officer left the department in August, Bostock said.

Bostock said Farmer is a native east sider who has an associate degree from Macomb Community College. She had been working as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Brighton before accepting a position with the Park, he said. Bostock said Farmer will be starting the police academy in mid-October to complete her training for work as a public safety officer.

Mayor Robert Denner was among the city officials who welcomed Farmer to the Park and the Public Safety Department.

“I’m looking forward to seeing her out on the streets and interacting with the community,” City Councilwoman Lauri Read said.

In response to a question from City Councilwoman Aimee Rogers Fluitt, Bostock said Farmer isn’t the department’s first female sworn officer. He said she’ll actually be the fourth female officer in the department’s history.

“I’m sure she’ll be an asset,” Rogers Fluitt said of Farmer, adding that she would like to see the Public Safety Department “look like the community.” Rogers Fluitt and some other Park officials have been calling on the department to increase diversity.

For her part, Farmer said she is delighted to be joining the department and meeting the residents.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the community and get involved from the ground up,” Farmer told the council.