LANSING, Mich. — A good turnout and good feelings about Lansing's acting police chief.
Former Captain Darryl Green is no stranger to the community and many are supporting a promotion to make him the permanent chief.
As Fox 47's Cryss Walker tells us people say they're confident he has the right experience for the job.
It's been 22 years since Acting Chief Green's first day on the job at the Lansing Police Department.
“I've supervised the detective bureau, I've supervised administrative services, dealing with the jail, dealing with criminal records,” Green told Cryss Walker.
“I would say probably the most pivotal job that I've had was community policing.”
Tuesday neighbors on the northeast side stopped by to “Meet the Chief" at the Cristo Rey Community Center.
“He's got excellent credentials and he meshes well with the neighborhood,” said Marilyn Plummer, a Lansing resident.
The event gives people an opportunity to interact with the chief one-on-one and raise their concerns on public safety.
“I really would like the violence to stop,” Erica Trice, a neighbor on the eastside.
“Let's get this gun stuff under control and we might have a better Lansing.”
Mayor Andy Schor says he wants to see Green become chief full-time.
The Police Board of Commissioners will review his recommendation August 20th.
The Lansing Police Department will host three more community meet-and-greets with green this month.
The events runs from 6pm-8pm.
• 8/15: St. Michael's Episcopal Church - 6500 Amwood dr., Lansing, MI 48911
• 8/20: Alfreda Schmidt Community Center - 5825 Wise Rd., Lansing, MI 48911
• 8/22: Neighborhood Empowerment Center - 600 W. Maple St., Lansing, MI 48906
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