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Robert J. Shelide is in his 31st year in law enforcement.  He began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Detroit Police Department at the age of nineteen.  He spent the first seven years of his career at Detroit's 7th Precinct before leaving for the Southfield Police Department in 1994.  Robert retired from the Southfield Police Department at the rank of Deputy Chief after climbing the ranks over his 21 years of service with Southfield.  Chief Shelide was sworn in as Chief of Police with the Shelby Township Police Department in January of 2015. 

Chief Shelide has a Bachelor's degree in community development, with a concentration in public administration from Central Michigan University and has a graduate certificate of achievement in criminal justice from the University of Virginia.  Chief Shelide is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He is currently working on a master's of intelligence analysis at the University of Detroit Mercy.