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September 22, 2017 - Northern Michigan news briefs – in and around Charlevoix County
September 22, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hiring for maintenance/construction position
September 22, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis
September 22, 2017 - Forgiving the unforgivable
September 22, 2017 - Boyne City Ramblers volleyball results Sept. 12 and 14
September 22, 2017 - Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month Allen Lawson
September 22, 2017 - Survey says Charlevoix County among healthiest places in Michigan
September 22, 2017 - Boyne City Police incident reports Sept. 4-10
September 22, 2017 - Ramblers Sept. 15 football, cheer clinic, booster of the year photos
September 19, 2017 - Boyne City Fire Dept. Country Music Spectacular fundraiser Sept. 24
September 19, 2017 - Amy Wieland named Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Executive Director
September 19, 2017 - #421 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 20
September 19, 2017 - Northern Michigan fall highway cleanup starts Saturday
September 15, 2017 - Horton Bay Bridge Walk photos
September 15, 2017 - First day of school in Boyne City
September 13, 2017 - Boyne City man, who teaches in Charlevoix, accused of fondling two Round Lake Education Center students
September 13, 2017 - Boyne Police logs Aug. 28 – Sept. 3
September 13, 2017 - Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings
September 13, 2017 - Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance leaders survey local progress
September 13, 2017 - You can help collect data for Boyne River forecast

Boyne Police officer graduates from leadership training

Boyne City Police Department Assistant Chief Kevin Spate recently graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, hosted by the Troy Police Department.


This is one of the most challenging and rewarding law enforcement management programs in the nation.

The 10 week school academically challenged command officers from 35 different departments in topics such as leadership, personnel management, budgets, organizational behavior, statistics and many more in depth topics.

Attendees were also require to write many papers, and complete one major staff study.

Assistant Chief Spate’s staff study identified a problem with law enforcement all over the country.

Spate concentrated his efforts researching mental health and wellness of officers when they are constantly exposed to negative incidents.

Spate did a statewide survey of police officers, then researched ways to help keep officers in good mental health.

He will be introducing his findings and recommendations to the department so they can be implemented.

I am very proud of the efforts Kevin put into this school.

Even though the school was 10 weeks (2 weeks on and 2 weeks off), he had many research projects during the time he was back.

Kevin received an overall score of 96%, which took a tremendous effort.

I look forward to all of the new information that Kevin will bring back and I believe that the Boyne City Police Department will benefit greatly from him attending this school.


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