There is some change happening at the Port Huron Police Department. After 26 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Port Huron, Detective Malissa Martin retired on August 8th. Detective Martin joined the Port Huron Police Department on October 21st, 1993 and held several different positions at the department, including Community Services Officer. She was promoted to detective in 2005 and worked as an investigator until her retirement. She specialized in criminal sexual conduct and child abuse and neglect investigations.
In other news at the Port Huron Police Department, they are welcoming a new officer. Joshua Schaad, was sworn this past Monday and will begin his training immediately. He graduated from the University of Toledo and then the police academy at Oakland Community College. Officer Schaad is originally from Waterford, Ohio, but recently moved to Ft. Gratiot. He is 24 years old, and this is his first law enforcement job. He has wanted to be a police officer since he was a young child, and he is looking forward to making a positive difference in our community.