Larry Hrinik

City Council Hears Recommendations to Repair 'Brokenness' in SPD, Former Employees Say Review 'Superficial'

 12/18/2015 - 02:10

Though staffed by employees who valued their jobs and their community, the Saline Police Department suffers from “brokenness.” That’s one of the findings of a report by a consultant who reviewed operations and offered a series of recommendations for repairing the department.

MERC Judge Tells City to Give Boulter his Stripes, City Appeals

 07/31/2015 - 19:02

A judge ruled in April that the City of Saline re-instate Saline Police officer Chris Boulter as sergeant. Boulter resigned his sergeant’s position Dec. 4, 2013, after the department investigated his romantic relationship with a subordinate. Boulter was married to another subordinate at the time. In February of 2014, Boulter took the city to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission to get his rank back. He cited alleged unfair labor practices.

DARE Program History, But Officer Dave Returning to Classes

 07/24/2014 - 02:18

The Saline Police Department is transitioning back to eight hour shifts, which means Officer David Ringe can return to teaching students about drugs and alcohol and the consequences of breaking the law. But the DARE Program that Ringe worked in is probably history. School officials are working with police departments to develop new curriculum.