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Governor makes appointments to Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced five appointments to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

Housed within the Michigan Department of State Police, the 17-member board sets measures for selection, employment, licensing, and funding in public and private sector law enforcement and criminal justice.

"These appointees are experienced, outstanding law enforcement professionals," said Snyder. "I am confident they will continue to promote and ensure Michigan's public safety standards."  

John Calabrese, of Petoskey, is director of public safety for Petoskey. He has held various leadership positions with the Eastpointe Police Department, including police inspector, detective lieutenant, detective sergeant and detective corporal. Calabrese is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. He holds a bachelor's degree in leadership in public safety from Baker College and a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University. He will represent the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and replaces Kurt Jones.

Jerry Clayton, of Ypsilanti, is Washtenaw County sheriff, and has worked for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office since 1985. He is also a technical resource provider and training consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Corrections. Clayton attended the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy and the Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command. He will represent the Michigan Sheriffs' Association and replaces Robert Pickell.

Kenneth Grabowski, of Livonia, is legislative director for the Police Officers Association of Michigan, a position he has held since 1992. He served as a Redford Township police officer for 13 years. Grabowski received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University. He will represent the Police Officers Association of Michigan and replaces James DeVries.

Donald Mawer, of Frankenmuth, is chief of the Frankenmuth Police Department, a position he has held since 2003. Mawer is also a criminal justice adjunct instructor at Delta Community College. Previously, he served as a shift commander for the Marshall City Police Department. Mawer earned a bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration from Siena Heights University and a master's degree in police administration from Eastern Michigan University, where he also attended the School of Staff and Command. He will represent the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Richard Mattice.

Leo Mioduszewski, of Mount Pleasant, is Isabella County sheriff. Previously, he served as sergeant of the Central Michigan University Police Department and as an officer with the Mancelona Police Department. Mioduszewski holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and communications and a master's degree in public administration, both from Central Michigan University. He also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy. Mioduszewski will represent the Michigan Sheriffs' Association and replaces Gene Wrigglesworth.

With the exception of Mawer, appointees will serve four-year terms that expire Nov. 1, 2016. Mawer will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires Nov. 1, 2013. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

 

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