Newaygo Police Chief Georgia Andres was elected to the post of District 9 Representative for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) during their meeting on this past Monday in Clare. Chief John Beam of the Evart Police Department was chosen as her alternate.
Founded in 1924 and guided by their mission to enhance professional development of police executives and elevate public safety awareness, the MACP is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, including a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, and Immediate Past President along with 14 district representatives representing all geographical areas of our state.
Chief Andres will be representing the state’s Northern District including Clare, Isabella, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Roscommon and Wexford Counties.
A swearing in ceremony will be held during the summer conference at Shanty Creek in June.
“I am looking forward to being the voice of the rural communities that make up district 9,” said Chief Andres after the announcement. “This is a great opportunity to make some positive changes for our grant funding opportunities and for our rural communities in policing strategies.”