Royal Oak’s Top Cop Retires
ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - After 21 years in law enforcement, Police Chief Chris Jahnke will retire at the end of this week from the Royal Oak Police Department.
Jahnke says he’ll miss the people he’s worked with over the past two decades.
He tells WWJ’s Gary Lundy that he’s “enjoyed arresting the bad guys”, but he also loved mentoring the younger officers, the rookies, as they began their careers in law enforcement.
Jahnke, who was raised in Ann Arbor, says Royal Oak is like a “smaller version of the town he grew up in”.
He spent the past two years as police chief, replacing Chief Ted Quisenberry in 2009, who now works for Homeland Security in Oakland County.
Jahnke has accepted a position with the Michigan Treasury Department’s Gaming Division in Detroit.