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Lansing Community College police chief to retire after 40 years

William French LCC
Posted at 7:00 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 07:00:55-05

LANSING, Mich. — After 40 years of service, Lansing Community College Police Chief Bill French is planning on retiring .

French is planning on signing off at the end of February and will spend more time with family and friends, the college said in a news release.

In his career, French has served as a patrol officer, sergeant and lieutenant assistant chief. He took over the role of police chief about 12 years ago.

“LCC has been like a family for me and my wife for the last 40 years,” French said. “Together, we have a combined total of 75 years of employment at this college.”

French is also known as the undisputed “Parking Czar” of the college.

“The new parking ramp will be almost twice the size of the old Gannon Ramp. It will function smoother and will be state-of-the-art. Parking at LCC will be terrific in fall 2022.” French said.

French has also held other jobs. He began working at the age of 12 as a paperboy then went on to intern with the state of Michigan. He also worked for a construction equipment company.

French also served as a state inspector for athletics. He oversaw amateur boxing, pro boxing, and pro wrestling.

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