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Posted on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 : 10:20 a.m.

Ypsilanti selects 2 internal candidates as finalists for police chief

By Staff

Ypsilanti's next police chief will come from within the department, the city announced today.

A field of six finalists has been further narrowed to the two internal candidates - Lt. Craig Annas and Lt. Amy Walker.

Annas and Walker will now participate in a second round of interviews with City Manager Ed Koryzno.

“The police chief is the face of the police department to the community, and the consensus of both committees was that the two internal candidates distinguished themselves as having the potential to be that person,” Koryzno said in a press release.

The Police and Citizen Advisory Committees interviewed the six police chief candidates last Friday.

Koryzno intends to make his final announcement by Dec. 23, the city said.

Ypsilanti has been without a police chief since the end of May, when former Chief Matt Harshberger retired to become the public safety director for Pittsfield Township.



Tue, Dec 15, 2009 : 1:39 p.m.

I think it is great that they picked 2 internal candidates. Myself,I am partial to Amy Walker for the next chief of police.


Tue, Dec 15, 2009 : 1:28 p.m.

I am Lt. Amy Walker's Step Sister. Of course my vote is for her, she's a wonderful person inside and out and has the experience and expertise to back her up! We wish both candiates all the best in the final stage! PS. Dad's proud of ya!!


Sat, Dec 12, 2009 : 7:49 a.m.

Lt. Walker graduated number one in her Command Officer Training Academy. She has 22 years of dedication and committment to the City of Ypsilanti. Lt. Walker has a rapport and reputation with surrounding Police Departments, Courts and the Prosecutors office of being Honest, Fair and forthright with uncompromised integrity. I encourage the City to select Lt. Walker as Ypsilanti's next Police Chief.


Fri, Dec 11, 2009 : 8:42 p.m.

My vote is for Lt. Amy Walker!! Congrats to both for being selected for the Chief position!


Thu, Dec 10, 2009 : 7:38 p.m.

I vote for Lt. Amy Walker, I met amy when she was an officer with EMU back in the 80,s she was professional back then and im sure she would make a great chief now.


Thu, Dec 10, 2009 : 3:25 p.m.

Congratulations to the City for two fine INTERNAL candidates. Why bother to train and educate our employees and then hire a chief from somewhere else? A smart move by the city - and best of luck to both candidates. dading, I'm partial to one also...but either one would be fine!

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Thu, Dec 10, 2009 : 11:21 a.m.

it's about time a new chief came from within. probably the smartest thing the city has done considering it's financial situation. both would make good chiefs, i'm partial to one, but will not mention whom.