The Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association (FHPBA) was formed in 1994 after two Farmington Hills Police officers’, Sgt. Bertis Cook and Gary Bradley untimely passing before they reached eligibility for pensions which left their families and widowers without benefits. This spurred the creation of the Farmington Hills Benevolent Association. While the association is located in Southeastern Michigan, it supports public safety personnel and their families throughout Michigan with financial assistance during times of personal crisis.
The association is a 501(c)(3) of which 100% of funds are provided to the programs and families. The association is an all volunteer organization with no paid positions. Since its inception, the association has provided funds to help families with health, educational and financial needs. The association members have expanded and now includes Farmington Hills Police Department, Farmington Hills Fire Departments, Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department.
Bill Dwyer, the former police chief for the City of Farmington Hills, has been actively involved with the association since founding it in 1994. He servers as president of the Benevolent Association.