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.
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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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