Scottville will interview four for possible police chief job

April 1, 2013

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE – Four applicants will receive interviews for Scottville’s possible part-time police chief position. The city’s public safety committee met tonight to discuss the eight resumes it received (see related story).

Those who will be asked to interview include:

–          Tom Trenner of Custer Township, retired Mason County undersheriff; 23 years experience.

–          Donald Riley of Walhalla, retired detective sergeant/patrol officer from Deartborn Heights Police Department; 29 years experience.

–          Karl Weidle of Troy, retired lieutentant with Madison Heights Police Department; 26 years experience.

–          Dennis Richards of Grandville, sargaent from Grandville Police Dept.; 30 years experience.


Only one other applicant, former sheriff Jeff Fiers, was from the area.

“I think we had some great resumes,” said commissioner Dave Johnson.

The committee still plans to discuss the proposal from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department as well.

Interviews may be scheduled for next week or later in the month. The committee plans to ask current Chief Mark Barnett to assist with the interviews.

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