QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - The newly re-established Quincy Village Police Department has a chief. Scot Olney was chosen for the post last night at a special meeting of the Village Council. Olney is a former State Police trooper and Sheriff’s Deputy.
Village Manager Eric Zuzga says Olney will begin his new job this week and be on the road as soon as possible, working 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the next week or so. Olney won the job that has an annual salary of $45,000 over the other two finalists for the position, Nick Rose and Bill Heffner.
The Village Police Department in Quincy had been out of commission since 2002 with law enforcement services provided over the past decade on a part time basis by county sheriff’s department deputies. The Village Council in Quincy decided last month to move toward reinstating its own Police Department when it became clear that the Sheriff’s Department might not be able to handle the duties because of drastic budget cuts and deputy layoffs that took effect January First.