LANSING, Mich. - Daryl Gaines will serve as Lansing Community College’s new Chief of Police, starting the week of May 31. Chief Gaines joins us from the Baltimore Police Department, where he gained 20 years of experience as patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and major. In addition to his proven leadership and professional experience, Chief Gaines brings a strong focus on and commitment to community outreach and relationship building.
“I am honored to join the ranks of LCC’s Public Safety Department, and I appreciate the confidence the college has placed in me,” Chief Gaines said. “I look forward to getting to know LCC’s students and employees, and the broader Lansing community.”
LCC also today released results of an audit that reviewed three years of Public Safety data. The audit was conducted by an external firm, Baker Tilly, and analyzed every recorded officer-initiated contact, citation and arrest. The audit found that LCC officers did not appear to show racial bias in arresting or citing individuals. It also provided several recommendations for ongoing improvement, like instituting new practices to make examining Public Safety data more efficient.
President Steve Robinson penned a blog post explaining some of the audit results and LCC’s next steps.
“The first step in leadership is looking in the mirror,” Robinson said. “This audit was one of the steps we are taking to be part of the solution and lead by example during this national reckoning with institutionalized racism.”
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.