There's a new face at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety. Police officer Lindy Waite was sworn in at Monday's City Commission meeting. Director Jim Eddinger says the addition of Waite means there's no holes in the lineup at DPS.
“With this position being filled we'll now be at full staff at the Department of Public Safety.”
Waite was born in Big Rapids and grew up in the Lakeview area where she went to Lakeview High School and went on to graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Intercultural Studies. She spent some time working for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in Grand Traverse and Montcalm counties and then decided to become a law enforcement officer.
Aside from public safety, Waite says of her goals as a Big Rapids police officer is to make our community more culturally aware.