By Scott Bolthouse
The Board of Trustees appointed Everette Robbins as the new police chief in Huron Township, following a special meeting Tuesday morning.
Robbins, a Huron Township resident, will take over as chief on June 1. Lt. Gary Dockter has been unofficially acting as the police department’s chief following the death of former Chief Scott Carey.
Carey, 38, died in January 2014 after battling cancer. Carey was appointed chief in January 2013.
According to Huron Township Clerk Kathlene Van Wasshnova, Robbins’ resume shows that he has worked with multiple police agencies holding different titles. His most current position is with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department as a detective. Robbins has worked with the Belleville and Romulus Police departments, the Special Tactics and Response Unit and the Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to Clerk Van Wasshnova.
According to Clerk Van Wasshnova, the decision was not unanimous. The vote was 6-1 to hire Robbins. Trustee Krause voted against the hiring of Robbins.
We’ll have more information about the new chief as it becomes available.