The East Lansing police department promoted a veteran officer to police chief. Larry Sparkes will be sworn-in as the city's new police chief on August 25.
Sparkes beat two other finalists for the position of chief.
He has been on the ELPD force since 1987. He started as a jail service officer then rose through the ranks, promoted to lieutenant in 2011 and captain in 2015.
Chief Sparkes will be sworn-in on August 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the East Lansing public library.