Chief of Police, Brian Lipe, began his service with the City of Grand Blanc in September 2014.
Chief Lipe graduated from Flint Holy Rosary High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy.
While serving eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve, he was called to active duty in 1997 and deployed to Augsburg, Germany in support of the Operation Joint Guard mission in Bosnia.
Chief Lipe’s previous police experience includes over 20 years in the Saginaw Police Department, serving as Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and finally, Chief of Police. Additionally, he served on the Saginaw Emergency Services Team (S.W.A.T), a multi-jurisdictional unit that specialized in high risk situations such as barricaded gunmen, hostage situations, and serving warrants to homicide and armed drug dealer suspects. During his 14 years with this unit, Chief Lipe progressed from Basic Operator to Team Leader to Tactical Commander.