Sergeant Greg Alcala
Sergeant Alcala was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Sergeant Alcala began his career with the Grand Rapids Police Department in 1999, after graduating from Detroit Catholic Central High School. His first 11 years were spent in the South Service Area, first on patrol and then as a Community Policing Specialist. He then transferred to the Vice Unit where he worked 7 years as a Narcotics Detective assigned to the Metropolitan Enforcement Team (MET). In March of 2017 he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to the South Service Area as a patrol supervisor. Sergeant Alcala has performed numerous additional duty assignments, including Background Investigator, Field Training Officer (FTO), Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crisis Negotiator, member of the Peer-to-Peer Support Team, and GRPD Explorer Advisor. Sergeant Alcala is also a subject control instructor for the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy. Sergeant Alcala has a BS in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.
Garfield Park, Alger Heights, and Union Oaks
Officer Mark Morrison
Officer Morrison decided to become a police officer in high school after riding along with his local sheriff’s department. After high school, Mark went to Grand Valley State University where he played football and earned his degree in criminal justice. After graduating from college, Mark returned to the East side where he attended the Oakland Police Academy. Shortly after graduating from the academy, Mark took a job with the City of Birmingham (MI) as a police officer. After working for Birmingham for 2.5 years, he applied to Grand Rapids PD and started working here in June of 2015. He began his career on 3rd shift patrol in the East service area. After working in that position for 1.5 years, he went into the training bureau to conduct background investigations on new hires. After 6 months of background investigations, he was selected to be a part of the East Community Policing Unit. Officer Morrison loves his job and does it for the community. In my downtime I love to hunt, workout, play hockey, and spend time with my friends and family.
Officer Don Allen
Officer Don Allen was born in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Grand Rapids as a young child, where he grew up on the south east side. Upon graduating high school, Officer Allen joined the U.S Army and served as a Cavalry Scout for six years. His time in the military included a deployment to Baghdad Iraq. After getting out of the Army in 2011, Officer Allen attended Grand Rapids Community College where he obtained an associate’s degree and graduated from the police academy. He was also hired as an intern at GRPD in 2011 and worked in that capacity throughout college. Upon graduating from the academy in 2013, Officer Allen was hired by GRPD as a sworn officer. He has served as a night shift patrol officer and became a community officer in the spring of 2016. Officer Allen is also a Field Training Officer, Recruiter, and a member of the GRPD Honor Guard.
Officer Gady is a graduate of Grandville High School. He then attended Grand Valley State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and certification from the GVSU Police Academy. He was hired by the GRPD in 2000 and worked various patrol assignments on the city's West side. From 2009-2018 Officer Gady was assigned to the Training Unit, where he served as the department's primary recruiter, an instructor in various disciplines, and facilitated the Youth Police Academy. In 2018 Officer Gady was assigned to the East Service Area as a Community Policing Specialist, and continues to train personnel on various topics.