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Posted on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

2 candidates now vie for Saline's top cop job after former contender accepts chief's position in Milan

By Lisa Allmendinger

Only two candidates will be interviewed for Saline’s top cop job Saturday as police Capt. Gerard S. Schlerinck of Troy has decided to accept a position as Milan’s chief of police.

“Mr. Scherlink has contacted us and informed us that he has withdrawn from the Saline selection process as he is accepting the Milan police chief position,” City Manager Todd Campbell said in an email Thursday afternoon.

The two remaining finalists, retired police Chief Larry R. Hrinik of Davison Township and Director of Public Safety David C. Northrop II of Sturgis, will be interviewed by the full City Council on Saturday.

The work session will begin at noon and the first candidate, Hrinik, will be interviewed at 12:45 p.m., while Northrup will be interviewed at 1:30 p.m.

The interviews are open to the public and will be followed by a meet-and-greet in the council chambers.

City Council plans a special meeting on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. to take a formal vote on its next chief.

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da' shark

Sat, Jun 9, 2012 : 10:52 p.m.

Welcome to your new job, Mr. Northrop. Then again, you knew you had an "in" already. I wish someone from the hiring committee would chime in again (or will they not make that same mistake again?) to let us all know why there were no candidates from within Washtenaw County. Why trust this job to someone who doesn't know the in's and out's of our small community?

Mr. Ed

Fri, Jun 8, 2012 : 12:30 a.m.

Good choice Milan.