FLINT TWP. — Longtime Flint Township police chief, George Sippert, gave his last report to the Board of Trustees on Monday night to a full house.
After 32 years of service to the township, Sippert, who has served as the chief of police since 2004, will officially retire on May 25.
Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read and presented a framed resolution from the full township board honoring Sippert’s exceptional service, experience and professionalism for his 32 year career with the township.
Kim Courts, the Genesee County Commissioner representing the 4th District, also read and presented Sippert with a framed proclamation from the Genesee County Board of Commissioners.
The list of accomplishments, honors and extensive service highlights required several minutes to share.
Sippert read a letter for the record, that he sent to the board dated April 9, announc- ing his retirement.
Throughout his career, Sippert also served in various roles including: Field Training Officer, Firearms instructor, School Resource Officer, Community Policing Division Commander and Motorcycle Unit Commander.
He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Genesee County Chiefs Association, Central Michigan Chiefs Association, Genesee County 911 Advisory Board and the Flint Area Narcotics Group Advisory Board.
“Chief Sippert certainly leaves a lasting legacy at the Flint Township Police Department and will be missed by all of those who had the opportunity to work with him,” said Miller in a press release, Tuesday.
Lt. Kevin Salter was promoted to Chief of Police effective May 22. He is a 1993 graduate of Ferris State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Salter also served in the United States Army from 1994-1998 and achieved the rank of Captain. Kevin’s career began at the Flint Township Police Department in 1999 and he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Community Policing Officer, School Resource Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Narcotics Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant.
Salter is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command, Class #376.
He said he is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead and looks forward to the future as the new Chief of Police for the Flint Township Police Department.