Captain Reilly began his career at the GRPD in 1994. He served as a second shift patrol officer until 1995, when he joined the Neighborhood Patrol Unit (currently the Special Response Team). He was promoted to Sergeant in 1998, after which time he worked on all three patrol shifts. In 2005, Captain Reilly was promoted to Lieutenant and served as Watch Commander and then as Administrative Lieutenant of the South and East Service Areas. He served as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Unit from 2010 until his promotion to Captain in 2015. He has also held additional duty assignments as an Ethics Instructor, a Defensive Tactics Instructor, and a Field Training Officer for new recruits. Captain Reilly has received three Meritorious Unit Citations and numerous letters of commendation and recognition.
Captain Reilly is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (session 266) and holds two degrees from Michigan State University; a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement. He is also a fourth generation Grand Rapidian who attended Catholic Central High School.