Pentwater welcomes new officers

July 15, 2014
Pwt PD

Pentwater Police Department recently hired new officers, left to right, cadet Alex Meyers, part-time officer Xander Schulz, full-time officer Michael Dunneback and part-time officer Nate DeWeerd.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

PENTWATER — Police Chief Laude Hartrum introduced three new officers and a summer cadet during Monday night’s village council meeting.

The new officers join a staff that totals three full-time and five part-time employees.

Michael Dunneback is new full-time officer who was hired in October. A graduate of the Grand Valley State University Police Academy, Dunneback worked as an officer for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Police Department since 2010.

Nate DeWeerd just signed on as a part-time Pentwater police officer. His background includes 13 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. and is a member of the Air National Guard.

Alexander Schulz is a new part-time officer who also works part-time for Hart Police Department. He goes by “Xander” (pronounced “Zander”) and graduated from West Shore Community College’s Police Academy last year.

Alex Meyers, a student at Lake Superior State University Police Academy, is a cadet for PPD. This is his third summer handling the front desk duties.

The need to hire new officers arose following recent, separate departures of three officers, said Hartrum.


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