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Snyder appoints members to the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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LANSING, MI - Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Colonel Kriste K. Etue, Michael Lauretti and Michael McCabe to the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.

"These three individuals bring tremendous experience and determination to board, and I am confident they will reduce the occurrence of auto theft crimes in our state," Snyder said.

Etue, of Brighton, has been working with the Michigan State Police for 25 years and currently serves as the director of the department.  In 2000, Etue received the Michigan State Police "Distinguished Service Award" for playing a key role in the development of the teaching, educating and mentoring school liaison program.  She represents the Michigan State Police for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor. 

Lauretti, of Clinton Township, is chief of police for the city of Eastpointe and has been an officer for 31 years.  He currently serves as president of the Michigan Chiefs of Police.  Lauretti earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Macomb Community College and a bachelor's degree in administration from Rochester College.  He replaces former Macomb County sheriff, Mark Hackel and represents law enforcement officials.  Lauretti will serve for the remainder of a four-year term, expiring on July 1, 2014. 

McCabe, of Oxford, is undersheriff and chief deputy of the Oakland County Sheriff's Department and has worked in every division of the sheriff's office during his 33 year career.  He is a member of the National Sheriff's Association and the Oakland County Association of Chiefs of Police.  He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.  McCabe represents law enforcement officials. He will serve for a four-year term, expiring on July 1, 2014. 

Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.