Twp. board approves hiring of two new police officers

FLINT TWP. — Lance Sherwood and Sean Fulco are the two newest members of the township police department. The township board unanimously approved entry-level employment officers for both men, effective March 19.

Chief George Sippert said they will two of five budgeted openings on the force. He also said he expects to fill the remaining openings by the end of the year.

Both Sherwood an Fulco completed preemployment requirements including a physical and psychological examination, drug screening and extensive background check, Chief Sippert said.

Sherwood has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mott Community College. He is a graduate of Kearsley High School and in December 2017 graduated from the MCC Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy.

Fulco is a graduate of Big Rapids High School and has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mid- Michigan Community College. He graduated from the Kirtland Regional Police Training Academy in Roscommon and is currently employed as a deputy for the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department.

Sherwood and Fulco both received conditional employment offers that includes requirements that they successfully complete a field training officer program followed by 12 months of probation.

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