DETROIT – The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced today that Sidney Bogan is the new chief of security effective March 1. Bogan who served previously as the Chief of the Detroit Transit Police Agency, will lead and expand DWSD’s security and investigation team with emphasis on addressing water theft. Lieutenant Ricky Brown who formerly reported to Bogan, serves as Detroit Transit Police Agency’s interim chief.
Following the vision of Mayor Mike Duggan, Bogan was appointed chief of police for the newly formed Detroit Transit Police in January of 2014. The agency now includes 45 sworn officers, seven sergeants and three lieutenants. The Transit Police provide public safety services on both DDOT buses and the Detroit People Mover.
A lifelong Detroiter, Bogan has 24 years of service with the Detroit Police Department (DPD), including deputy chief and chief of staff. Following his retirement, Bogan became a contract manager for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service, directing 240 security officers throughout Michigan. In January of 2010, Bogan served as chief of staff under former City Council President Pro-Tem Gary Brown for nearly four years, engaging community stakeholders in the area of legislative affairs.
“Sidney Bogan is a multi-faceted leader that can galvanize teams toward one vision with the capacity to build consensus,” said Gary Brown, DWSD director. “I have worked alongside Mr. Bogan for more than 20 years, and value his professionalism, knowledge and perspective. He has the aptitude to lead teams to solve critical problems that affect service delivery. We will lean on him to advance our effort to eliminate water theft and payment fraud. As we continue to move at a fast pace to transition DWSD from a typical water utility to an anchor institution which solves problems in our community, Mr. Bogan’s expertise in managing teams is a critical part of reaching this goal.”
Bogan’s primary role at DWSD will be to increase the security team using sworn officers for staffing at customer care centers and ramp-up the department’s efforts to investigate and pursue the prosecution of water theft and payment fraud.
About The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) serves more than 230,000 accounts that includes a residential population of nearly 700,000. DWSD’s water network consists of more than 2,700 miles of water main and nearly 3,000 miles of sewer collection piping within the city of Detroit. To learn more about DWSD or to request water services, make payments, or report water problems, call DWSD Customer Care at 313-267-8000 or contact us at www.detroitmi.gov/dwsd.