New Wyndotte officers expected

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYNDOTTE – Three new police officers are expected to join the force following the July 14 City Council meeting, where the council is expected to offer approval.

The candidates were ranked according to their scores throughout the process and the highest scoring candidates had a background investigation conducted on them. After completion of this extensive process, Police Chief Daniel Grant wants to hire the top three candidates, Nicholas Stathakis, Ryan Zimmers, and Anthony Jantz.

Stathakis, of Allen Park, completed his bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University and recently graduated from the Wayne County Regional Police Academy.

Zimmers, of Wyandotte, completed his associate’s degree from Wayne County Community College District and also graduated from the Wayne County Regional Police Academy.

Jantz, of Eastpointe, has completed his associate’s degree from Macomb County Community College and recently graduated from the Macomb County Police Academy.

“I have spoken with all three candidates and they are very excited about this opportunity to work with the Wyandotte Police Department,” Grant said. “If approved for hire by the city council, a conditional job offer will be presented to all three candidates and their hiring will be contingent upon passing physical and psychological examinations.”

Grant said the goal is to offer high quality of law enforcement services for residents, business owners, and visitors to the city of Wyandotte which directly correlates to their quality of life. If approved, the candidates will be hired, enter a 12-week field training program, and be on probationary status for 18 months.

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