Walbridge: Police dept. re-structures, sgt. appointed

Staff Writer

A decision to re-structure the Walbridge Police Department to include a position of sergeant was made after nearly a year of assessing the department’s strengths and weaknesses, Ed Kolanko, Walbridge mayor, said last week.
The mayor said police chief Ken Campbell began reviewing the department’s policies and personnel soon after being hired by the village in May 2018.
Jeremy Salaz was appointed sergeant last week. Prior to joining the Walbridge department he was with the Bradner Village Police Department.
Having another command officer on the staff will give the chief “a right hand man,” the mayor said.
Sergeant Salaz was issued his new badge during Wednesday’s meeting of village council.
But he had to share some of the spotlight with Echo, the department K-9, who also received a badge.
Echo and his officer handler Terry Glosser have been certified through North American Police Work Dog Association and Lynnwood Kennels of Fremont.
In addition to chief Campbell and sergeant Salaz, the Walbridge department includes three full-time officers, two part-time officers and two auxiliary officers.


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