Sergeant Joe Dailey
Sergeant Joseph Daily was born and raised on the west side of Grand Rapids and attended Union High School. He continued his education at Grand Rapids Community College and served as an intern at the Grand Rapids Police Department while attending school. Sergeant Dailey was hired by the department in 2001, when he was sponsored to attend the Mid-Michigan Police Academy. After graduating from the Academy, Sergeant Dailey began his tenure with the department by working as a patrol officer in the West Service Area. He then went on to become a member of the Special Response Team (SRT), in 2007. In addition to his patrol duties, Sergeant Dailey has held numerous secondary assignments, including Field Training Officer, Bicycle Instructor, SRT Team Leader, Honor Guard Member, Board of Awards Member, and Long Rifle Observer Team Member. He is also a graduate of the department’s Leadership Institute. Throughout his career, Sergeant Dailey has been recognized with a Commendation Award, a Team Performance Award, an Achievement Award, two Meritorious Unit Citations, and 16 Letters of Recognition. He was also nominated for Police Officer of the Year in 2015.
Downtown and North Monroe
Officer Jenny Rood
Officer Jenny Rood is a graduate of the Mid Michigan Police Academy at Lansing Community College and was hired by GRPD in January of 2000. During her time with the department she has worked patrol in the South, West and Central Service Areas. Officer Rood graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1997 with a degree in Pre-Law. In addition to her primary duties, Officer Rood is also a Field Training Officer (FTO), CPR/First-Aid Instructor, and has been a Background Investigator. When she is not serving the residents of Grand Rapids, Jenny enjoys working out and spending time with her family, especially volunteering at the schools of her three children.
Officer Brian Grooms
Brian was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Grand Blanc/Flint MI. He attended Michigan State University and Mott Community College, where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Brian attended the Mid-Michigan Police academy in 1994 and started his professional career in law enforcement as an officer of the Flushing Township Police Department in 1995. Brian continued his law enforcement career with the City of Grand Rapids in January 1996. He was assigned to various patrol shifts and assigned as a field training officer. He was reassigned to the Special Response Team in 1998 and honored as police officer of the year, 1999. Brian was reassigned to the Detective Unit in 2000. Brian worked General Case and Serious Habitual Offender cases until reassignment to Patrol Unit one in 2009.Brian was selected to be a Community Specialist Officer in the Central Service Area in May 2017, where he currently works in the downtown area. Brian continues his extra duties as a Field Training Officer. Brian enjoys spending time with his family and writing, performing music.