Roll call, ride-along initial sequence of business for new Grand Rapids military arch – The Grand Rapids Press
July 10, 2014 - box office
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — David Rahinsky arrived Saturday in Grand Rapids, dual days before he was to start his new pursuit as Grand Rapids military chief.
He squandered no time.
On Sunday, he went to hurl call for a approaching change of officers. Then he did a ride-along with a sergeant during a day and a major in a evening.
The 48-year-old Rahinsky felt right during home.
“I can’t consider of a improved proceed to spend a weekend,” he said. “I adore a profession. we was lifted in it.”
Rahinksy’s father, Martin, also was a military officer and a military arch in after years.
Rahinsky took time Wednesday, Jul 9, to explain in abyss what he hopes to accomplish in his initial days and weeks on a job.
“My idea is to accommodate with everybody individually. It’s going to take a small while,” he said. “What we don’t wish to do is send out a mass email introducing myself.”
He pronounced he doesn’t wish to make any discerning changes but removing submit from others.
“I wish to build relations first, listen to a community, afterwards we’ll get into any operational changes,” he said.
“My longterm idea is for Grand Rapids to be a safest city of a distance in a nation,” he said.
Rahinksy, a former arch of a 170-employee Franklin, Tenn., military department, is going to a subsequent turn with a 366-employee Grand Rapids department.
Rahinsky worked for a Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office before relocating to Franklin in 2006. He became that city’s arch 3 years ago.
As he researched Grand Rapids in credentials for requesting for a job, he saw a Michigan city as a place with a “sterling” reputation.
His 3 children — a daughter in nursing school, a son in a Navy and another son with a Miami Beach military — are all out of a residence now.
He pronounced that fact left him with space on how to proceed his career.
“I unequivocally wanted to find a place that appealed to me and my wife,” he said.
In his gangling time, Rahinsky enjoys running. His wife, Suzanne, is a labor smoothness nurse.
He’s wakeful of new issues involving assault in downtown Grand Rapids and intends to keep it a protected place.
“Downtown is important. It’s a special place. People come from all over to be partial of that,” he said. “At a same time, we wish each area in a city to be as protected to go walking as a downtown.”
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