Meridian Township welcomes new police officers

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Police Chief Dave Hall (left) with new officers Adam Stebbins (center) and John Arpino (right)

Police Chief Dave Hall (left) with new officers Adam Stebbins (center) and John Arpino (right)

The Meridian Times
By John Moffett

Meridian Township welcomed two new police officers April 7.

Police Chief Dave Hall introduced the Meridian board to the two new officers, John Arpino and Adam Stebbins. Hall was excited for the new additions, adding that it was nice that both of the officers had no prior experience, because the station can, “help mold them, and give them a good set of values and the way to operate on a day-to-day basis.”

Arpino is a Michigan State University graduate majoring in criminal justice and psychology. He was an intern at the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department before going into the police academy.

Stebbins went to Lansing Community College and Ferris State University. He worked with the MSU police department before going on to the police academy.

Stebbins and Arpino attended the same session in the police academy, and are very good friends, and even lived together during the training the process. Both are excited and thankful for the opportunity, and are excited to help out their community.

Elizabeth LeGoff, supervisor of the Meridian board, welcomed them to the community, saying, “We are happy to have them here in Meridian.”

 

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