Lansing, MI -- Chief Mike Yankowski, a 25 year police department veteran, who became the City of Lansing police chief in 2013 will serve his last day as police chief on July 31, 2019 when he is set to retire from the department. Chief Yankowski has served many roles during his 25 years of service with the City of Lansing, besides being the Police Chief. The Chief has held the position of Captain, worked in Internal Affairs, along with even being a Patrol Watch Commander, Supervisor, K-9 (Canine) Handler and also held the position of a Street Supervisor showing versatility in his many years of service.
In a press release early Tuesday, July 9th, Mayor Andy Schor, thanked Chief Yankowski for his many years of service to the Lansing community. Mayor Schor's predecessor before taking office January 2018--former Mayor Virg Bernero who originally tapped Yankowski in 2013, to lead the Lansing police department as its Chief wished Chief Yankowski and his family well. Mayor Schor will tap Captain Darryl Green to serve as the new Police Chief, which will become effective on August 1, 2019. Captain Green has been with the Lansing Police department since 1997 and will serve as Lansing's 1st African American police chief. More information to come regarding the current Chief's retirement and on the newly appointed police Chief in August 2019 published printed edition of the newspaper.