News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/5/2017 10:46:46 AM to 1/1/2018 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: September 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] ELPD Interim Capt. Steve Gonzalez Promoted to Deputy Chief


EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes has announced the promotion of interim Capt. Steve Gonzalez to the position of deputy chief.

Deputy Chief Gonzalez has served with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) for almost 20 years. He was sworn-in as an officer in December 1997 and was promoted to sergeant in December 2011 and lieutenant in January 2013. He has been serving as the interim captain of ELPD since June of this year. During his time with ELPD, Deputy Chief Gonzalez has also taken on a number of special assignments, including serving as a detective, a field training officer, a driving instructor, a member of the ELPD Honor Guard and, most recently, as the public information officer for the department.

Deputy Chief Gonzalez has a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security, a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management and an Executive Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate – all from the American Military University. He also completed the Michigan State University School of Staff and Command course this year.

“Steve has done an outstanding job throughout his career with ELPD,” said Chief Sparkes. “His professionalism, dedication and strong leadership skills are among the many reasons why he has been promoted to the position of deputy chief.”

Deputy Chief Gonzalez will be officially sworn-in on Friday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 2 of the East Lansing 54B District, 101 Linden St. Members of the community and media are welcome to attend.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

News ELPD update

Update on ELPD Threat Investigation

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Counseling Services Offered at ELHCC, ELPL

Posted on: February 24, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

Posted on: January 12, 2023