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Police chief candidates to visit

Four coming to campus for open forums with faculty, staff and students

Contact: Erick Fredendall


​Four candidates for the job of Central Michigan University police chief will visit campus beginning this week.

They will meet with faculty, staff and students at open forums this Wednesday and Thursday; Friday, May 10; and Thursday, May 16.

The police chief search committee has identified Larry Klaus, Bruce Borkovich, Kyra Hope and Scott McCanham as candidates to replace current Chief Bill Yeagley, who announced his retirement in February after 41 years in law enforcement. Yeagley will step down in August.

Dates and details for the candidates' visits:

Wednesday, May, 1: Larry Klaus

Klaus is a CMU police lieutenant and law enforcement division commander, serving at CMU since 2011. From 1986-2011, he worked for the Lansing Police Department in various supervisory positions. He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University in 1985. His open forum takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Park Library's Baber Room.

Thursday, May 2: Bruce Borkovich

Borkovich is the director of public safety at Ferris State University. From 2006-13 he served as assistant team leader on the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team. He received a master's degree in criminal justice administration from Ferris State University in 2017. His open forum takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Park Library's Baber Room.

Friday, May 10: Kyra Hope

Hope is a Detroit police captain with the Chief's Neighborhood Liaison. From March 2014 to February 2019, she served as captain of Detroit's seventh precinct. She received her master's degree in liberal studies, business technology and management from Eastern Michigan University in 1998. Her open forum takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Park Library's Baber Room.

Thursday, May 16: Scott McCanham

McCanham is the Bloomfield Township, Michigan, police chief and has served in the department since 1988. He also is a part-time instructor at the Oakland Police Academy, a position he has held since 2002. He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University in 1988. His open forum takes place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Park Library's Baber Room.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend all open forums.


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