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Appointment made to Automobile Theft Prevention Authority

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Curtis Caid, of Brighton, to the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority. 

Housed within the Michigan Department of State Police, the seven-member board consists of law enforcement officials, automobile insurers and consumers of automobile insurance. In partnership with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices and nonprofit community organizations, the board works to reduce auto thefts in the state.


"Curtis is an outstanding law enforcement professional," said Snyder. "I am confident his background and experiences will effectively support the Authority in its fight against auto theft."


Caid serves as chief of police for the city of Livonia. He began his career in law enforcement in 1979 and has held various positions with Livonia's police department, including uniform patrol officer, detective, uniform platoon sergeant, detective sergeant and officer in charge of the intelligence bureau. Caid earned an associate degree from Schoolcraft College, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Madonna University and attended law enforcement advance leadership programs at Northwestern University, Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. He will represent law enforcement and will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Michael Lauretti. 


Caid will serve the remainder of a four-year term that ends July 1, 2014, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.