Aerial view of the Dowagiac campus

Atkinson awarded five-year service pin

08/21/2018 - 9am
Tom Atkinson, Keith McKenzie

Southwestern Michigan College Vice Chairman Keith McKenzie presented a five-year service pin to Chief of Staff Tom Atkinson at the Aug. 20 Board of Trustees meeting on the Dowagiac campus. Atkinson, a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and the School of Police Staff and Command through Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, spent 26 years with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as Major Crimes Task Force commander and captain of the Uniform Division and Detective Bureau. Atkinson, who has a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College, was also Dowagiac Director of Public Safety for three years and Chief of Police for 14 years.