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    Police Chief
    Professional Profile
    David Rahinsky began his tenure as the Police Chief of Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July 7, 2014.  Supported by his 28 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Rahinsky holds an extensive knowledge of police leadership, crime control and prevention, and investigative work.  He remains committed to the goal of strengthening community relationships while focusing on making Grand Rapids the safest cities of its size in the nation. 
    In 1987, Chief Rahinsky began his law enforcement career in his home city of Philadelphia, where he served as a Police Officer for the Southeastern Transit Authority.  In 1989, he joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Chief Rahinsky spent 18 years with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in a variety of progressively responsible positions that culminated in his selection as Chief to the city of Pembroke Park in 2001.   
    Chief Rahinsky holds a Master of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Senior Institute Management for Police a program of the Police Executive Research Forum that provides senior police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government.