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Big Rapids DPS promotes two officers

The Big Rapids Dept. of Public Safety recently promoted two of their officers to new ranks.

 

Officers David Flore and William Sell were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

 

“I am proud to promote these two officers,” said Chief Danielle Haynes. “Sergeants Flore and Sell
represent our agency with integrity and professionalism. I am sure they will be excellent leaders for
their colleagues and this community.”


David Flore is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. David began his law
enforcement career in 2009 as a bike patrol officer for Cadillac PD. He also worked as a part-time officer
for Mundy Township in Genesee County. In 2010, Flore was hired as a full-time officer for Big Rapids
Police Department. In 2012, he received a Life Saving Award and has received multiple merit awards.
David has served on CMET and the Mecosta County Honor Guard. He is the department’s Radar
instructor, a Field Training Officer, and has taken an active role in the hiring process and revamping of
the field training process. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University.


William Sell is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. William began his
law enforcement career in 2010 as a deputy for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Sarasota, Florida.
There, he served on the department’s Honor Guard and as a Field Training Officer. In 2017, he received
a Life Saving Award and was nominated for Patrol Division Employee of the month. In 2018, he moved
to Big Rapids with his family and was hired by the Big Rapids Police Department. Since coming here,
William has served as a Field Training Officer and has taken an active role in helping create policy and
procedures for the department and helped to revamp the department’s evidence packaging and
handling procedures. He received his associate degree from Manatee Community College, in
Bradenton, Florida.


 

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