East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes announced that East Lansing Police Department Lt. Chad Connelly has been promoted to the rank of captain.
Connelly has served with the department for 20 years. He was sworn in as an officer in September 1998 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2012 and lieutenant in 2016. During his tenure, he has served as a K-9 Unit handler/supervisor, an Ingham Regional Special Response Team supervisor, a sergeant in the Detective Bureau and an administrative lieutenant.
In his new role, Connelly will be responsible for police operations, which includes oversight of the Patrol Division and Detective Bureau.
“Capt. Connelly has proven to be a great leader and consummate professional during his 20 years with the East Lansing Police Department,” said Sparkes. “We know he will continue to provide exceptional service to the East Lansing community in this new leadership role.”