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Sheriff announces new Chief Deputy

Kevin Kelley was promoted to Chief Deputy

Kevin Kelley was promoted to Chief Deputy

Sheriff Lawrence Stelma announced that Kevin Kelley was promoted to Chief Deputy effective Monday, June 8, 2015.

He replaces Michelle LaJoye-Young, who was recently promoted to Undersheriff, after Jon Hess retired.

Kelley began his career at the Sheriff Department on June 5, 1989 as a County Patrol Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant on the Road on January 13, 2003, and promoted to Road Patrol Lieutenant on February 19, 2007. On January 3, 2011, he was promoted to Captain assigned to the Road Patrol and, in August 2012, he was put in charge of the Detective Bureau, Road Patrol, and Vice Unit.

Kelley graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School. He obtained his Associates in Arts from Grand Rapids Community College and attended Grand Valley State University. Kevin graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in November 2012.

“Please join us in congratulating Kevin on his promotion to Chief Deputy,” said Sheriff Stelma.

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