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Posted on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 7:38 p.m.

Former U-M police Chief Ken Magee not picked for Wayland's top cop job

By Julie Baker

Ken Magee, the former University of Michigan police chief, was not chosen as Wayland's police chief, reports.


Ken Magee

Magee was among three finalists for the job in Wayland, a city of more than 4,000 residents south of Grand Rapids.

Steven Harper, commander of the Michigan State Police Wayland post, ultimately was chosen as the next police chief. Kevin Lenkart, a retired shift lieutenant for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, also was a candidate, according to the story.

Magee resigned from U-M in November 2010 after signing a settlement agreement that paid him a year of sick leave, previously reported. He was paid $182,000. He later opened a magic shop on East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor.

The new Wayland chief will be paid $60,000 per year, plus benefits, the story said.

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Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:28 p.m.

I hear there are some new openings in Flint and at Detroit Water and Sewer.

5c0++ H4d13y

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 4:16 a.m.

I also was not selected. Where's my headline?


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 3:15 a.m.

Oh c'mon Julie. NARC is short for "Narcotics Officer." It's what Kenny (as he refers to himself) was before he worked for U of M. All I did was express disappointment that Kenny didn't get the job.

John nose

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:43 a.m.

University police chef city police chef ????


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 1:38 p.m.

Unless I miss my guess, this post was pointing out typos. Either that or there is a new culinary phenomenon sweeping across law enforcement.


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 4:58 a.m.

Huh? Am I the only one confused by this comment?


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:17 a.m.

A magic shop? On East Liberty? What?


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:18 a.m.

PS Too bad he couldn't make crime disappear.