Bridge Detroit: Wayne State and Ilitch School DPDLA grad Todd Bettison named deputy mayor of Detroit

Mayor Mike Duggan has named Assistant Police Chief Todd Bettison as Detroit’s deputy mayor. Bettison, 1st deputy chief of police and a 27-year veteran of the city’s force, will begin his new position on May 23, the city announced Wednesday.  Bettison replaces Conrad Mallett Jr. who recently became Detroit’s corporation counsel. Mallett was appointed deputy mayor in May 2020 to head the city’s COVID-19 response and establish Detroit’s Community Health Corps., which works to connect low-income residents with support services and assistance programs. Bettison earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Wayne State University and a graduate business certificate from the Mike Ilitch School of Business. He also is a graduate of the Wayne State University Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy, Eastern Michigan University’s Staff and Command, and Oakland University’s Six Sigma/Lean Management Certification-Green Belt Program.

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