Meet Peninsula Township’s Community Police Officer
Hello to all Peninsula Township residents and guests. My name is Virnell France, and I am your new community police officer.
I grew up in Muskegon County, MI, and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice before completing the Police Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. I have been married for 14 years to my wife, Kelly, with whom I have a 12-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son.
I moved to the area to work for the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 1, 2017. Prior to this, I worked for the Muskegon Heights Police Department, where I performed duties ranging from road patrol to evidence room manager. At the end of my time there, I was a detective. I also was the community outreach officer for my entire nine years there.
As a reminder, the county’s winter parking ordinance is in effect from December 1 to March 31 from midnight to 8 a.m. This means parking is not allowed on county-maintained roads during these hours and is potentially enforceable by citation.
If you’re heading out of town and would like me to drive by on occasion to make sure everything’s okay, just let me know. I’d be happy to help keep your home and property safe while you’re away.
I look forward to working with the Peninsula Township community and to continuing the professional service the sheriff's office has provided over the years. I can be reached at the office at 231.223.4525 or on my cell at or 231.620.0687 or via email at email@example.com.
Meet Peninsula Township’s New Community Police Officer
Hello residents and visitors of Old Mission. My name is Sean Mugerian and I am the newest community police officer for Peninsula Township. I will be joining Deputy France in protecting and serving this wonderful area.
I was born and raised near Suttons Bay and attended Traverse City West Senior High School. Upon graduating, I enlisted in the United States Army where I served for 6 years in the National Guard. I attended Lake Superior State University and graduated with a degree in criminal justice/law enforcement. I returned to Traverse City in 2015 and enrolled in the NMC Police Academy soon after.
I was hired by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office in the fall of 2016 and have been serving the citizens of Garfield Township as a Community Police Officer for the past four years. I have always been a strong advocate for programs that bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community in which they serve.
My wife Casey and I often spend our days off visiting Old Mission Peninsula. It is an area that holds a special place in our hearts. I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you. I also look forward to serving this wonderful community for years to come.
I can be reached at the office at 231.223.4525 or on my cell at 231.633.2579 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Enforcement Property Check
Complete the form below if you would like Peninsula Township's Community Police Officer, Virnell France, to check your property while you are away. Include in the comment box the dates you will be gone and any special instructions. You will receive an email confirmation when your email is received. Please contact Virnell at 231-223-4525 with any questions or concerns.
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