Meet the Police Chief Candidates
- Date: 06/20/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Location: Meridian Municipal Building Town Hall Room
Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh, 5151 Marsh
Okemos, Michigan 48864
You are cordially invited to a community reception to meet the candidates for Meridian Township Police Chief.
Join us for light refreshments and conversation.
On Tuesday, April 3rd Township Police Chief Dave Hall announced his retirement from his position after almost 40 years of service to the community.
Chief Hall began his career in Meridian Township on December 26, 1978 as a patrol officer. During his time with the Meridian Police Department he also held positions as sergeant (1981), lieutenant (1992), captain of the services division (1998), and chief (2004). He was the only internal candidate to ever be sworn in as police chief.
During his time, he created the Citizens’ Academy in 1999 under the direction of his predecessor, which he expanded to include the Youth Citizens’ Academy. He fostered agreements with Williamstown Township to provide public safety services, oversaw neighborhood meetings, helped secure grants to improve public safety including automatic license plate readers in 1999, digital car cameras in 2005 and body cameras in 2017. During the recession he worked to continue the School Resource Officer Program and the D.A.R.E. Program at Haslett and Okemos Public Schools. He also instituted the Public Safety Building as a designated safe place for transactions in 2015 and helped strengthen the K-9 Unit.