Current School Resource Officer for Onsted Community Schools was once voted 1999’s Police Officer of the Year by the Police Officers Association of Michigan. Meet Sergeant Marty Biek.
Photo’s courtesy of the Cambridge Township Police Department.
By John Hummer
Sergeant Marty Biek of the Cambridge Township Police Department, who once helped save the life of a fellow police officer, is now enjoying his time as the school resource officer for Onsted Community Schools after a long, diverse career with the Dearborn Heights Police Department.
Biek and his family moved from the Dearborn Heights area out to a place in the Irish Hills on Loch Erin in 2006. “I started building a house in 1997 and used it as a second home then moved out here permanently in 2006,” he said.
Biek retired from the DHPD in 2017 and was hired by the Cambridge Township Police Department in 2018. He has been the school resource officer for Onsted Community Schools since joining the department. “I enjoy working with the kids and being active in the community,” he stated, noting that he enjoys covering the district’s athletic events.
Biek was born in South Bend, Ind. His family moved to Dearborn Heights when he was in third grade. He graduated from Bishop Borgess High School in Redford in 1978.
Following high school, Biek attended college briefly, then worked in some fabricating shops in metro Detroit for around eight years doing primarily welding work. In 1987, he set his sites on police work and got hired in as a cadet with the Dearborn Heights Police Department. In 1989, Biek enrolled in a 16-week police academy program at Schoolcraft College. Upon graduation, he officially started as a police officer in the same department.
Biek remained with the Dearborn Heights Police Department for 28 years. During that time, he worked road patrol, was a motorcycle officer, a motorcycle mechanic, and a motorcycle instructor for the department. In addition, he was a field training officer, an evidence technician, and worked in the Detective Bureau as a juvenile officer for school-related duties. “We did all the investigations that involved juveniles,” he said. Additionally, Biek conducted safety programs in the Dearborn Heights schools.
In 1999, Biek was recognized as the Police Officers Association of Michigan Police Officer of the Year. “There was an officer-involved in a shooting and I helped save his life,” he said. “We responded and got him to the hospital.” Biek worked with a couple of the officers from the DHPD and the Redford Police Department to save their fellow officers.
Of all the duties and various roles Biek had with the DHPD, his favorite was the roles he had with motorcycles. “It was a good PR tool,” he said of being a motorcycle officer. “I did a lot of police escorts for charity rides. We had 3,000 motorcycles at a time on those rides. We did Thin Blue Line rides, too.”
In May 2021, Biek was also hired on with the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division. “I traded the motorcycles in for the horses,” he quipped. “I love it – I enjoy riding them,” he says. Among his duties with the Mounted Division are helping on search and rescue calls, monitoring the Lenawee County Fair, and working NASCAR races and the Faster Horses concert event at Michigan International Speedway.
In his spare time, Biek enjoys boating, fishing, and horseback riding. He owns a quarter horse and a Tennessee walking horse. He uses the quarter horse for his work with the Lenawee County Mounted Division. “Everybody on the Mounted Division is a volunteer and they own their own horses,” he noted.
Biek is married to his wife, Debbie, of 33 years. They have three adult children – all boys – ages 30, 26, and 24.