EGR Public Safety Officer Cory Buter has been promoted to sergeant.
As sergeant, he will supervise C shift and serve as a liaison between officers and department management, among other responsibilities. His promotion was recognized by Public Safety Chief Mark Herald during a special presentation at the May 1 City Commission meeting.
“I am grateful for this promotion and committed to fulfilling my duties to this unique and close-knit community,” Sgt. Buter said. “I look forward to expressing my gratitude through my service and continuing to be a reliable resource for EGR residents.”
Sgt. Buter also wants residents to know EGR Public Safety is cross-trained, which means all officers can respond to police, fire and emergency medical calls. He also offers a few safety tips for residents:
Sgt. Buter began his law enforcement career in 2012 as a patrol officer with the Coldwater Police Department. He joined EGR Public Safety in 2017, serving as a shift officer, field training officer, field force team member, Honor Guard officer and more recently as assistant accreditation manager.
During his career, Sgt. Buter has attended numerous trainings, including field training officer school, basic Honor Guard school and crisis intervention training. He is a state-certified firefighter and medical first responder.
Dedicated to serving our country, Sgt. Buter has been a member of the Michigan Army National Guard since 2010, currently serving as major. He is assigned to the Michigan Joint Force headquarters in Lansing and serves as the selective services officer for the state.
Sgt. Buter holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University.
Outside of work, Sgt. Buter and his wife enjoy spending quality time with their two daughters, ages 2 and 5 months. The family likes to camp and explore the great outdoors, with a trip to the Smokies planned this fall.
Sgt. Buter encourages conversations and is happy to answer any questions about EGR Public Safety. Phone calls are welcomed at 616.949.7010.