EMU announces finalists, public interviews for police chief job
Eastern Michigan University has released the names of five finalists for its vacant chief of police / executive director of public safety position.
Each finalist is expected to attend a public forum in the coming days at the EMU Student Center. According to a press release, the EMU community "is invited to attend each of these public forums, to meet the candidates and to provide input on feedback forms available at the forum."
The finalists and their scheduled forums are:
• Amy Walker - Chief of Police, City of Ypsilanti. Public Forum: Tuesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in Room 330 of the Student Center.
• Daniel Pfannes - Undersheriff, Wayne County; and former Chief of Police, City of Westland. Public Forum: Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 330 of the Student Center.
• Bob Heighes - Interim Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety, Eastern Michigan University. Public Forum: Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Room 350 of the Student Center.
• Mark Reiss - Chief of Police, City of Riverside (Ohio). Public Forum: Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in Room 302 of the Student Center.
• Scott Pavlik - Police Captain, City of Warren. Public Forum: Friday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 330 of the Student Center.
EMU lost its police chief upon the death of Greg O'Dell in December.
The members of the search committee are:
• Leigh Greden, Chair Executive Director, Government & Community Relations
• Larry Barkoff Deputy General Counsel
• James Carroll Interim Associate Provost
• Matt Evett Faculty Senate; Professor of Computer Science
• Ellen Gold Executive Director, Student Well Being
• Walter Kraft Vice-President, Communications
• Jelani McGadney President, Student Government
• Vicki Reaume Vice-President & Secretary to the Board of Regents
• David Shefferly Police Officers Labor Council
• Shana Thompson Police Officers Assoc. of Michigan