Shelby getting closer to hiring new police chief, administrator.

September 22, 2020

Shelby getting closer to hiring new police chief, administrator.

SHELBY — The Village of Shelby has been without a permanent police chief for nearly two years after the resignation of Ryan Furman Oct. 31, 2018 and a village administrator for about two months following the resignation of Robert Widigan last July.

Former Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber has been filling in as an interim police chief, and Bill Cousins, who has worked in many facets of local government in Michigan since 1988, has been serving as Shelby’s interim administrator.

“The Shelby Personnel Committee will conduct preliminary interviews of the police chief candidates tomorrow (Sept. 23),” said Cousins Tuesday. “They will conduct preliminary interviews of administrator candidates Thursday (Sept. 24).

“The committee will then make recommendations to council for the next step — most likely to also interview some or all the candidates that the committee interviewed.”

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