We received the following press release from the City of Lowell.
Lowell, Michigan, July 1, 2020 – City Manager Michael Burns has appointed Acting Chief of Police Christopher Hurst to the permanent title of chief of police for the City of Lowell Police Department.
Hurst has served the City of Lowell for more than 25 years, most recently as police sergeant for the City. Chief Hurst is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Police Staff and Command and has an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College. Chief Hurst also served in leadership positions in the U.S. Army and Michigan Army National Guard for 20 years and was honorably discharged.
Chief Hurst has served two stints as acting chief of police during his tenure with the City of Lowell. He has served in nearly every position of the police department, including patrol, DARE, detective, firearms instructor, training coordinator and sergeant.
“Chris Hurst is a man of integrity with a stellar police career who is a solid leader,” said City Manager Mike Burns. “I look forward to working with Chris in this new role where he will provide steady and professional leadership to the Lowell Police Department.”
“Chris is active within the City of Lowell and is supportive of community efforts to building better bridges between the Police Department and the community,” Burns said.