Members of the Constantine Village Council have approved a two-year contract for Dan Thayer to serve as chief of police.
Thayer, a retired state trooper with 25 years of experience, had been employed part-time as an officer with the Constantine agency.
Mark Honeysett currently serves as chief of police and village manager. He will step down as police chief when Thayer signs a contract.
Honeysett said the position of chief of police is a non-union job. It is less expensive for the village because health insurance is provided in Thayer’s retirement package from Michigan State Police, Honeysett added.
Honeysett, trustee Richard Larrance and police secretary Terri Papke interviewed candidates for the position.