Longtime Imlay City Police Chief Arlan Winslow strikes familiar pose at his desk. The Chief retires today after 36 years in law enforcement.
February 27, 2008
Imlay City Police Chief Arlan Winslow leaves behind some big shoes to fill after a much deserved retirement this week.
A lifelong law enforcement officer, Winslow spent 36 years of his career in Imlay City, and during that time he became more than just a cop.
Winslow, always professional, always courteous, became a respected leader among his peers and a dedicated professional in the community he served.
Winslow went the extra mile, adding the designation Emergency Medical Technician and instructor/coordinator for the former Imlay City Ambulance Service to his list of credentials. After being appointed Chief in 1994, Winslow attended the FBI Academy.
Perhaps most noteworthy during Winslow's time at the helm is his emphasis on avoiding adversarial relationships with members of the community he serves. Aware that the public perception of police is not always favorable, Winslow made it a point that he and his officers treat everyone—even those they had to arrest—with respect.
"I believe that we are all created equal; that people make mistakes; that they can change," Winslow said. Throughout his tenure in Imlay City, he lived up to those words.
We join city officials, Winslow's fellow officers and the community in offering our best wishes to Winslow as he enters a new phase in life. His years of service and protection are appreciated, and we're certain he will continue to make a lasting mark on the community.