FLINT TWP. — The township’s Police Department will swear in its two newest officers at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at the police station on Norko Drive.
On the recommendation of Police Chief George Sippert, the township board approved on Monday night the hiring of Tanner Beckwith and Nathan Delong as entry level officers, effective Feb. 20.
Beckwith and Delong passed all pre-employment tests and background checks, Chief Sippert said.
Beckwith holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University. He is a graduate of Swartz Creek High School and completed training at the Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) in December.
Delong also graduated from the MCC’s LERTA in December. He is a graduate of Lapeer East High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Oakland University. He served as a United States Marine for four years, attaining the rank of sergeant. In 2009, he completed a tour of duty in Iraq.
Beckwith and Delong will fill two of six vacant positions at the police department. The police department is authorized to have 45 full time officers at full strength. In an ongoing effort to fill the vacancies, an Application Packet for Entry Level Police Officers is posted on the township web site at www.flinttownship.org.
The posting provides salary details, eligibility requirements and the application procedure.
The annual base wage for top patrol officers in 2017 is $61,196, according to the posting. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance and a pension plan.
Further inquiry can be made to Chief George Sippert at (810)600-3277.