Sheriff announces Det. Sgt. Tom Posma’s retirement, three promotions

January 4, 2023

Det. Sgt. Tom Posma

Sheriff announces Det. Sgt. Tom Posma’s retirement, three promotions

LUDINGTON — Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole announced the retirement of Det. Sgt. Tom Posma and the promotions of Det. Sgt. Mike Kinney, Det. Kyle Boyd and Sgt. Levi Wolthuis effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Det. Sgt. Tom Posma
Detective Sergeant Tom Posma concluded his law enforcement career Dec. 31, 2022 following 28 years of service to the citizens of Mason County. D/Sgt. Posma was a graduate of Mason County Central Schools and West Shore Community College and a U.S. Army veteran.
“Tom led the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau for 18 years and is retiring in good standing after meeting the requirements to do so,” said Sheriff Cole. “Throughout Det. Sgt. Posma’s career, he has amassed scores of awards, commendations, training certificates and letters of accomplishment. Det. Sgt. Posma was also the commander of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team. We as his fellow co-workers wish Tom well as he ventures into the next chapter of his life.”

Det. Sgt. Mike Kenney

Det. Sgt. Mike Kenney
Detective Mike Kenney has been promoted to the rank of detective sergeant, replacing retiring Det. Sgt. Tom Posma. Det. Sgt. Kenney started his career with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in December of 1996 as a road patrol deputy and was promoted to the rank of detective in January of 2009. Det. Sgt. Kenney is a graduate of Ludington High School and West Shore Community College.

Det. Kyle Boyd

Det. Kyle Boyd 
Sergeant Kyle Boyd has been promoted to the rank of detective. Det. Boyd joined the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2014 as a deputy sheriff and was promoted to road patrol sergeant in January of 2020. Following a promotion examination process, Sgt. Boyd has been promoted to the rank of detective. Det. Boyd moved to Michigan from Ohio and is a graduate of West Shore Community College.

Sgt. Levi Wolthuis

Sgt. Levi Wolthuis
Deputy Levi Wolthuis has been promoted to the rank of road patrol sergeant. Sgt. Wolthuis joined the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in June of 2019 and is currently a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team. Sgt. Wolthuis is from Martin, Michigan and is a graduate of Ferris State University.

“I consider myself to be one of the luckiest sheriffs in the state — to have such men and women of the highest integrity and skill set seek to be members of this agency and community really makes my job easy,” said Sheriff Cole. “Being a Mason County deputy sheriff is not just a job, it is a career.

“To Det. Sgt. Posma, I wish you well in your retirement and next phase in life. To each employee who tested for these promotions, I want to thank you for putting yourself out there to make our agency and community better. The testing phases and interview process were not easy, but your willingness to test shows your commitment to those you have taken an oath to

protect. Please join me in congratulating and thanking Det. Sgt. Posma in his retirement and those who will be the next generation of leaders in your sheriff’s office.”

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