Mayor promotes Lansing Police Captain to be next Chief

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Lansing, Mich (WLNS)– Lansing Mayor Andy Schor named police Captain Daryl Green to be the city’s next police chief.

“I am confident that Daryl Green is the best choice for us for Lansing to be the next police chief,” Mayor Schor said.

Green, who has been on the force since 1997, will be the permanent chief. He succeeds Chief Mike Yankowski, who is retiring next week.

“Obviously I’m excited about the position and eager to get started but at the same time humbled and also I understand that this is an important position that I don’t take lightly,” Green said.

Green had been named the acting chief upon Yankowski’s announcement, but at a press conference on Wednesday morning, Schor said he was making the move permanent.

Watch the press conference via the Lansing Police Department’s Facebook page. It starts sideways but turns quickly.

Schor says he was impressed by Green’s strategic and technical work and the way Green rose through the ranks over the years. He has spent 22 years with the department and more than 7 years as captain.

The mayor says he was impressed by Green’s work and decided the city didn’t need to spend money on a national search when they had a solid candidate right here in Lansing.

“I don’t believe that there is any need to spend thirty or forty thousand dollars on a police chief search or to go through that process when we have the person who is the best person to be the next police chief here in Lansing,” Mayor Schor said.

The Lansing Board of Police Commissioners will have to confirm the appointment at its next meeting on August 20th.

In the meantime, Schor says he and Green will both engage the community.

“I’m eager to assist you in moving Lansing forward,” Green told the mayor. “There’s no other department I would rather serve with.”

6 News will have more on this story at noon and tonight on 6 News at 6.

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