Flint Township promotes detective to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Det. Phil McBride to sergeant within the Flint Township Police Department.

McBride, who has served with Flint Township police since 2015, has been a detective for four years and a patrol officer for 1 ½ years. Prior to his time with Flint Township, McBride served with the City of Flint Police Department for two years and the Milford Police Department for five years.

Upon his promotion, McBride will return to road patrol duties to serve as a shift supervisor.

The township board previously approved a request from Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter to promote an officer from his department to the rank of sergeant. Salter said that having an additional sergeant position will enhance the performance evaluation of the department’s squads. — B.G.