Wietrzykowski hired as new Scottville police officer

November 13, 2023

Steve Wietrzykowski

Wietrzykowski hired as new Scottville police officer

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

SCOTTVILLE — Steve Wietrzykowski, the current Ludington Police Department second in command, has been hired by Scottville Police Department. Capt. Wietrzykowski is retiring from LPD effective the end of the year.

Scottville City Manager Jimmy Newkirk confirmed Wietrzykowski’s hiring today. He said Wietrzykowski has been offered a conditional offer of employment and will be working part time until the end of the year when he will then start full time. Wietrzykowski will be assigned mostly to patrolling evenings. Scottville Police Department has not had consistent evening patrols for over 14 months.

Newkirk said Wietrzykowski will continue to be a law enforcement instructor at West Shore Community College.

“This was an opportunity that came up after we received the cost for a deputy from the county. Being able to get somebody that has the experience and knowledge that Steve does is another huge win for a Scottville,” Newkirk said.

The City of Scottville had pursued contracting law enforcement services with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, but the county’s estimate for annual services was around $140,000 for one deputy, which didn’t include a patrol vehicle.

“We are very excited to add Steve to our department roster,” Mayor Marcy Spencer said. “He will be a great addition to our city’s team.”

Newkirk said Sgt. Katrina Skinner will remain interim police chief for the time being.

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