Greenville Department of Public Safety interim director named


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 9:03 am on Monday, April 01, 2013

GREENVILLE — A former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director is coming back to fill in as interim.

City Manager George Bosanic said Michael Stuck will be returning to the department as interim director until the position is filled.

“Mike Stuck offered to come back and I agreed to appoint him interim director,” Bosanic said.

Michael Pousak’s last day as director was Friday. He became director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety on March 26, 2012, after Stuck retired as director on Dec. 31, 2011.

Assistant City Manager Cameron Van Wyngarden said Stuck has been meeting with Pousak this past week to get familiar with the current cases. Stuck will serve until a new director is appointed.

“It was a natural fit as he was the previous director,” Van Wyngarden said.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety director position is currently being advertised on the Michigan Municipal League website (mml.org/classifieds). Applications for public safety director are being accepted until April 12. A salary of $70,000 to $80,000 is being offered.

“The successful candidate must possess strong leadership skills, knowledge and experience in modern police administrator/practices and the investigation and prevention of crime, progressive command experience, collaborative management style, excellent communication skills, experience in labor/management relations, be fiscally responsible with extensive knowledge of budget preparation and control, be certified as a public safety officer level 1 firefighter or be willing to become certified and enjoy working with the general public,” the job advertisement states.

The public safety director reports to the city manager and supervises 17 full-time public safety officers, 21 part-paid firefighters, 11 reserve police officers and three full-time civilian administrative staff. The public safety department’s budget for 2011-2012 was $1.5 million.

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