Ironwood fires public safety director from Buena Vista Township after 9 months

Greg Klecker
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IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) (8/31/2018) - A public safety director for an Upper Peninsula city has been fired after less than a year on the job.

Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson said in a news release Thursday the city had dismissed Greg Klecker to "improve departmental operations and employee morale."

Erickson told the Ironwood Daily Globe that there were some areas in which the city wanted to go in a different direction than where Klecker was taking it.

He said Klecker was escorted from the public safety building Wednesday, but said that's standard protocol for administrators.

He commanded a staff of six public safety officers, two sergeants, a lieutenant and a fire marshal.

Klecker became public safety director in December. Before that, he was a long-time detective with the Buena Vista Township Police Department in Saginaw County.

Klecker had worked with the Buena Vista Township Police Department for 15 years. He was a finalist for the police chief job there before township board members hired Reggie Williams last fall.

Klecker doesn't have a published residential phone listing in Ironwood and he couldn't be reached for comment.

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