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Snyder makes appointments to Organized Retail Crime Advisory Board

Friday, April 5, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced four appointments to the Organized Retail Crime Advisory Board.

Housed in the Michigan Department of State Police, the six-member board was created in 2012 to develop a database and compile annual statistics on organized retail crimes as well as recommend actions to further combat it. In addition to the governor's four appointees, the board includes the state attorney general and the Department of State Police director or their respective designees.

"Organized retail crime is a growing problem in our state, and this board will play an important role in curtailing it and protecting hard-working Michiganders," Snyder said.

Jere Green, of Warren, will represent city, village and township police. With more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, Green currently is the commissioner for the Warren Police Department. He also is president of the Warren Woods Public Schools Board of Education and a trustee of the Police Athletic League. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University, a master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan University and police officer state certification from the Macomb Police Academy.

William Hallan, of Okemos, was recommended by the Michigan Retailers Association, where he serves as vice president of government affairs and general counsel. Previously, he served as an associate with Dykema Gossett PLLC. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Denison University and a degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Richard LeBlanc, of Westland, will represent the general public. He is a current Wayne County commissioner and previously served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, on the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education and on the Westland City Council. He holds a bachelor's of business administration from Concordia College.

Douglas Lloyd, of Lansing, will represent county prosecutors. He is the chief assistant prosecutor in Eaton County and heads the office's Economic Crimes Unit, which handles retail fraud. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a degree from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring March 30, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.