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UPDATE: Chief Yankowski releases statement about his opportunity in Grand Rapids

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Posted at 4:41 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 04:41:09-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski could be leaving the Capitol City.

Mayor Andy Schor released a statement to Fox 47 about Yankowski on Tuesday.

He stated that Yankowski has been recruited and is being interviewed for an opportunity in Grand Rapids.

"When you have the best talent, everyone else wants that talent as well," said Schor.

"While I would like Chief Yankowski to remain the police chief here in Lansing, I certainly understand that the Chief is being recruited for this opportunity.”

Schor stated that the Chief started his career in Lansing 24 years ago.

He complimented him for doing great work and added that Grand Rapids would be lucky to have him.

On Wednesday, Chief Yankowski released the following statement:

"As I approach my 25th year with the Lansing Police Department, I have been presented with another career opportunity as the Police Chief for the City of Grand Rapids. After much consideration with my family, I have decided to pursue the open Grand Rapids Police Chief position. The City of Lansing, the Lansing Community, and the men and women of the Lansing Police Department have been tremendous to me and my family over the years. I am forever grateful for everyone’s support during my career and during this selection process."

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