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Lieutenant Walter Zimny
Jail Administrative Lieutenant

Undersheriff Kent B. Lagerquist. Lieutenant Zimny is currently assigned to the Administrative Jail Lieutenant position.

The primary focus of this position is to examine options of relieving jail overcrowding. This includes innovative ways of reducing jail inmate population and the feasibility of increasing jail bed space.

Other responsibilities of this position include: Overseeing Jail Inspections/Accreditation, Mental Health Services, Food Services, Medical Services, Substance Abuse Program, Counseling Program, Ministry Programs, Educational Programs offered through L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, Community Corrections and Building Maintenance.

Lieutenant Zimny holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the Macomb Community College Police Academy. He has completed the Michigan Corrections Academy offered by the Department of Corrections. Lieutenant Zimny also has attended numerous MCOLES Certified Training Seminars/Workshops including Critical Incident Management.

Lieutenant Zimny’s career in Law Enforcement began in 1987 when hired by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 1990. Assignments have included Road Patrol, Identification Bureau and Youth Services Division Investigator.

As a Ranking Officer, Lieutenant Zimny has worked as Jail Commander, Road Patrol Commander, Shift Commander, Youth Services Division Commander, Detective Bureau Investigator, Traffic Division Supervisor, Training Division Supervisor and most recently as Administrative Jail Lieutenant.


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