Ypsilanti Police Department http://wemu.org en Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced http://wemu.org/post/eastern-washtenaw-safety-alliance-introduced <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative David Rutledge has formally introduced a collaborative effort to address public safety, an effort</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t least partially in response to a rash of crimes on </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County's east side, including the killing of Eastern Michigan University student athlete </span>Demarius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reed,&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:25:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 48457 at http://wemu.org Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced Substantial Number of Candidates Applying to be Ypsilanti Deputy Police Chief http://wemu.org/post/substantial-number-candidates-applying-be-ypsilanti-deputy-police-chief <p>Ypsilanti officials say they have received a substantial number of applications to be the next deputy police chief.&nbsp;</p><p>Applications for the position will be accepted through the end of the week.&nbsp;</p><p>City Manager Ralph Lange says while chief Tony DeGiusti will be the face of the department in the community, the deputy chief has a big role as well.&nbsp; He says the deputy police chief is responsible for the operations of the department and putting in place the policies and procedures the chief develops with the community.<br /><br />DeGiusti was hired as deputy chief about a year ago but has now become Ypsilanti's police chief.&nbsp; Lange says he and DeGiusti will review the applications and conduct one or two rounds of interviews, with a hire expected within 60 days.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:51:36 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40746 at http://wemu.org Substantial Number of Candidates Applying to be Ypsilanti Deputy Police Chief Ypsilanti Police Chief Finalists Meet the Public http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-police-chief-finalists-meet-public <p>About 50 people turned out last night for a public forum introducing the two finalists to be Ypsilanti's next Chief of Police.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Deputy Chief Tony DiGiusti is one of the finalists.&nbsp; He said his 13 years of experience as a deputy chief and administrator have prepared him for the job.</p><p>DiGiusti's been interim Chief since Amy Walker left to take a job in the private sector in October.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:57:44 +0000 Bob Eccles 38941 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Police Chief Finalists Meet the Public Ypsilanti Police Chief Finalists Identified http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-police-chief-finalists-identified <p>After a flurry of concerned emails from city council members, Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange has released the names of the two finalists to be Ypsilanti's next Chief of Police.&nbsp;</p><p>Ypsilanti Deputy Chief Tony Digiusti is a finalist.&nbsp; He's served as interim Chief since Amy Walker's retirement in October</p><p>Also a finalist is former East Lansing Police Captain Kim P. Johnson, whose resume indicates he was with that department until June of last year but lists no more recent work experience.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:22:03 +0000 Bob Eccles 38624 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Police Chief Finalists Identified Police Treating EMU Football Player's Death as Homicide http://wemu.org/post/police-treating-emu-football-players-death-homicide <p>Ypsilanti police say Eastern Michigan University student and football player Demarius Reed suffered multiple gunshot wounds.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>The 20 year-old was found dead in and apartment complex and LeForge and Clark Roads this morning.&nbsp;</p><p>Investigators believe Reed may have been the victim of a robbery, although no-one is in custody at this time.&nbsp;</p><p>An autopsy has been performed, but results won't be known for some time.&nbsp;</p><p>The junior from Chicago was a Communication, Media and Theater Arts major, and a wide receiver on the football team.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:49:55 +0000 Bob Eccles 36513 at http://wemu.org Police Treating EMU Football Player's Death as Homicide Ypsi Police Chief Hiring Process Moving Forward http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-police-chief-hiring-process-moving-forward <p>The process of finding Ypsilanti&#39;s next Chief of Police is moving forward, with the application period closing Monday. WEMU&#39;s Bob Eccles has more.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:30:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 36180 at http://wemu.org