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Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 12:35 p.m.

New Saline police chief Larry Hrinik settling in after time on the job

By Cole Bertsos

The Saline police chief told the Saline Reporter after three weeks on the job, he’s beginning to feel like he is settling in to his new position nicely and says he is enjoying himself.



Larry Hrinik was hired following the retirement of former police Chief Paul Bunten and temporary interim police Chief Mike Lindman.

Hrinik said told the Reporter he hopes to make sure things continue to run as smoothly as they have in the past. He said he is impressed with the team of officers and dispatchers he has been working with so far and that “They do an excellent job.”

The new chief also took some time to sit down and talk about his background and experience with the paper.

Hrinik's $91,000 contract took effect July 2.

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Police Chief David Couper

Mon, Jul 23, 2012 : 2:34 p.m.

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