New Scottville police officer graduates from academy with top honors. 

May 3, 2021

Scottville School Resource Officer Steve Case

New Scottville police officer graduates from academy with top honors. 

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville Police Department’s newest police officer, Steve Case, received his badge tonight during the City Commission meeting. Case recently graduated as the top cadet from the West Shore Community College police academy. His primary duty will be to serve as school resource officer for Mason County Central Schools and West Shore Community College. 

Case’s police badge was pinned on him by his wife, Sgt. Kelsey Case of the Michigan State Police. 

Case was hired by the City of Scottville in December 2020. The city sponsored his enrollment into the police academy. 

Officer Steve Case receives his badge from his wife, MSP Sgt. Kelsey Case.

“I am very excited to have Officer Case join our department,” said SPD Chief Matt Murphy. “He will be our main connection to the school, with the assistance of Officer Katrina Skinner and myself.” 

Prior to being hired by the City of Scottville, Case worked as a corrections deputy with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in social services from Northern Michigan University. He also has an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College with a major in adult corrections. His work experience also includes working for Child Protective Services. 

In September of 2020, West Shore Community College’s Board of Trustees created a public safety department, allowed under the Michigan Community College Act of 1966. The action essentially allows the college to form its own police department. It also allows the college to contract out police services, which it has done with the City of Scottville. 

“On behalf of the City, we are very proud of Officer Case’s accomplishments at the academy and look forward to having him serve on the police department,” Mayor Marcy Spencer said. “Partnering with MCC and WSCC have been major accomplishments for our city and adding this SRO position has been one of the commission’s top goals.” 

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