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Community Advocacy Organization

Mayor Andy Schor’s Statement on the Retirement of Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee

Updated: Jun 20

Lansing Police

Courtesy Photo-Chief Ellery Sosebee


Lansing Police, “Chief Ellery Sosebee rose through the ranks of LPD over the course of his career, eventually becoming our Police Chief. He has been a dedicated officer and leader for the City of Lansing and I have been incredibly honored to work with him. Ellery’s strong, steady leadership during some stressful times has been a tremendous asset to this City and to me personally. I appreciate his years of service and truly wish him well as he begins this next chapter.”

Mayor Schor has asked Assistant Chief Rob Backus to lead the Department during this transition. Chief Backus, who has worked closely with Chief Sosebee, will take over as Interim Chief of Police on July 1 upon Chief Sosebee’s retirement.


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