Divisional Vice President with Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender.
VP Business Relationship Manager for Citizens Bank
Jay resides in the city of Southgate with his wife Jennifer and their three children.
Jay has had the opportunity to serve in his local neighborhoods with Non- Profit clean ups in the City of Detroit along with many other local events through Citizens Bank.
The Bergeron Team, Century 21 Curran and Oberski, Detroit Hour Magazine Real Estate All Star
Andrew sits on the executive board of Child’s Hope, which works to educate and prevent child abuse in Wayne County. He is also a member of the Woodhaven/Brownstown Rotary and Vice President of the Matthew Edwards Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.
When not in the middle of another renovation project on his 1928 Grosse Ile farmhouse, you’ll find Andrew enjoying time on the lake with his family or watching his daughter ride horses.
Detective, Allen Park Police Department
Following his promotion to detective in 2013, he established a very successful social media campaign to humanize police and bridge the gap between officers and the community they serve. Drawing from his own colorful personality, he uses a humorous tone in the department’s social media presence. That unique approach immediately resonated with the community to create a loyal, widespread social media following.
Using humor and even sarcasm on social media is uncharted territory for most police departments. However, it’s propelled Allen Park Police to become ambassadors of the city that spreads well beyond it’s borders.
Thorburn extended this community engagement from the computer screen and into the streets with the creation of “Cop on the Block.” It takes traditional community crime prevention meetings out of City Hall and into the neighborhoods. Residents get to know their officers and voice their concerns in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. The program has not only been a success in Allen Park with hundreds attending, but the program has been replicated in other communities.
With one community in mind, Thorburn started the “Extra Eyes” program. It’s a registry of which resident’s have exterior security cameras that officers can easily access. By compiling this information, it’s made solving crime more efficient when looking for video evidence of criminal activity.
A highlight of Thorburn’s career was during his 25 years as an undercover narcotics officer with Michigan State Police Downriver Narcotics Team. Unlike most undercover assignments, he had the unique experience of being in the midst of all the action with suspected drug buyers and sellers. He set up drugs buys, made the transactions himself which often ended with an arrest.
Thorburn is a proud Michigan native and graduate of Northern Michigan University. He is a father to two boys with a deep affection for a good cup of coffee and the great outdoors.
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