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MCC announces Michael Odette as new Chief of Public Safety


Michael Odette
Michael Odette

Michael Odette, former Burton Police Chief, will be the new Chief for the Public Safety Department at Mott Community College (MCC). Odette replaces Theresa Stephens-Lock, who served the college as Chief from 2006 to January of 2020.

“Mott Community College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for our students, employees and the community,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “I am confident that Chief Odette will continue the outstanding work of our Public Safety Department, upholding our commitment to Community Policing and providing strong leadership for the future.”

“It is an honor to be chosen the Chief of MCC’s Public Safety Department,” said Odette. “The department, and its officers, represent the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to service. I look forward to maintaining and enhancing the Department’s reputation for excellence.”

Odette, most recently served as the Chief of the Burton Police Department. He has 25-plus years of law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command School at Eastern Michigan University, a graduate from Michigan Police Executive Development Seminar through FBI-LEEDA, and a graduate of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police – Police Executive and New Chiefs School. He has also served as an instructor at MCC’s Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) and at the Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commissions (LEORTC).

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St.,Prahl College Center – Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1117), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2280A), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0191.For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: Mott Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


March 30, 2020
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