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New PSO joins Shores

June 19, 2014
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The public safety department becomes fully staffed with the hiring of an 18th officer.

"Every officer in this department takes great pride in the protection of this community," said John Schulte, department director. "With the right personnel and equipment, we can do a great job."

The Shores' newest officer, Adam Bremer, has a long Grosse Pointe lineage.

His mother, Christine Bremer, was assistant manager of the City of Grosse Pointe for 21 years.

His grandfather managed the Farms for 30 years.

The family heritage of public services continues with his father, manager of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and great-grandfather, a Michigan mayor and past president of the Michigan Municipal League.

"I've wanted to be a public safety officer my whole life," said Officer Bremer. "I thought it was cool that they did police, fire and, also, EMS."

His mother pinned his badge to his uniform during a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, May 20.

"We feel proud and honored for him," she said.

Officer Bremer applied to the Shores with all three certifications required for employment. The city didn't have to pay for his police, fire or emergency medial technician training.

"Adam has shown great initiative by completing (certification) on his own without support from a police agency," Schulte said.

The cost of another officer is offset by reducing overtime, according to Bruce Bisballe, chairman of the finance committee.

"When you staff at the absolute minimum, you're always going to have some absences and illnesses," Bisballe said. "We felt it was better to have another officer to fill those things."

Bremer came to the Shores from the New Baltimore police department.

He was a cadet and reserve marine officer.

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