After serving nearly 29-years on the East Lansing Police Department, Jeff Murphy was named its Chief today.
Chief Murphy has been serving as the interim chief for the past six months. Prior to that he served as deputy chief.
"Chief Murphy has risen through the ranks over his 29 years with the department by working hard and proving himself to be a dedicated and highly-skilled professional," said Lahanas. "We have the utmost confidence in his leadership abilities and look forward to his continued achievements as the new chief of the East Lansing Police Department."
Murphy served as supervisor of the ELPD night shift, accident team, Conflict Management Team, East Lansing Jail, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Investigation unit, Detective Bureau and K9 Unit.
"I'm honored to serve the citizens of East Lansing in this new capacity. It's a tremendous responsibility and one I take very seriously," said Chief Murphy. "I'm also honored to continue to serve alongside the hard-working and dedicated officers who make up the East Lansing Police Department."
The official swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at 2:30 p.m.