December 10, 2014, Canton, MI – Last night, recently promoted Canton Police Department command officers received their new badges from Supervisor Phil LaJoy, followed by the Oath of Office administered by Clerk Terry Bennett.
The following employees were recognized for their recent promotion to the rank of Lieutenant:
• Lieutenant Chad Baugh, 18 years of service
• Lieutenant Michael Steckel, 19 years of service
In their new positions, these men will serve as platoon commanders in the patrol division, overseeing the day-to-day operation of their respective shifts comprised of sergeants, patrol officers & PSSO’s. In addition, they will also be responsible for providing training, direction and motivation of subordinate personnel toward the accomplishment of the department’s established goals and objectives.
The following employees were recognized for their recent promotion to the rank of Sergeant:
• Sergeant Joseph Bialy, 10 years of service
• Sergeant Matthew Jenkinson, 23 years of service
• Sergeant Edward Johnson, 12 years of service
• Sergeant Aaron Mickey, 12 years of service
In their new position, these officers will serve as platoon supervisors providing leadership, training and direction to road patrol officers. They will also be responsible for administrative assignments and special projects, under the leadership of their assigned shift commander.
“I congratulate our newly promoted command officers and look forward to the contributions they will bring to the leadership team of the Canton Police Department,” Public Safety Director Todd Mutchler.
(Pictured left to right) - Lt. Michael Steckel, Sgt. Joseph Bialy, Sgt. Matthew Jenkinson,
Director Todd Muchler, Sgt. Edward Johnson, Sgt. Aaron Mickey, Lt. Chad Baugh