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Smith appointed to state position

Geoff Smith, director of public safety for the city of Sturgis, recently was named the second vice president of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.

He was sworn in to the post in June during the association’s summer conference.

Its executive board is made up of a president, first, second and third vice presidents, and a treasurer.

Vice presidents move up annually, meaning Smith in two years will become president. Smith said his appointment marks the first time a Sturgis chief is part of the MACP executive board.

The 14-district MACP was founded in 1924 and is governed by an 18-member board of directors. It has recommended policies such as the use of force and pursuits, for example.

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