Ypsilanti Police Department hires new deputy chief
Ypsilanti has hired Anthony DeGiusti of the Wayne Police Department as the city's new deputy police chief.
DeGiutsti has more than 24 years of law enforcement experience and was deputy police chief in Wayne for 12 of those years, Ypsilanti Police Chief Amy Walker said in a press release. She said she’s thrilled to have him join the department.
“His experience, education and background will be an asset to our department and community in moving the city forward,” she said in a statement.
DeGiusti is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy and the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public law and administration from Eastern Michigan University.
City officials said last week they were in the process of negotiating with a final candidate for the position of deputy police chief. Ralph Lange, city manager, said DeGiusti will get paid $77,500 annually.
Lange said DeGiusti will not receive overtime pay and is a non-union employee.
He'll start at the department on Feb. 18, Lange said.
There hasn’t been a deputy police chief in Ypsilanti since Matt Harshberger — now the public safety director for Pittsfield Township — left the position to become Ypsilanti’s police chief in 2006.
In a statement, DeGiusti said he looks forward to joining the force.
He is “excited about serving the city of Ypsilanti and looking forward to the opportunity to work with such a well established and respected law enforcement agency,” he said.
Reporter Katrease Stafford contributed to this story.