IRON MOUNTAIN - Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Celello will be the guest speaker at tonight's regular monthly meeting of the American's For Constitutional Enforcement, announced A.C.E. President Lee Guizzetti.
"With the rash of high profile federal, state and local law enforcement incidents across the country, coupled with numerous school shootings, Sheriff Celello's presentation will be interesting, informative, as well as timely," Guizzetti said. "Scott has just completed additional training that will be utilized by his department in the event we are faced with a similar situation, and he will be sharing that with us," said Guizzetti.
Sheriff Celello started with the Dickinson County Sheriffs' Office in May of 1986. After six months, Celello was hired full-time as a Dispatcher and in 1988, Celello was assigned to the Corrections Division.
After working for three years as a Corrections Officer, Celello was sent to the Police Academy near Saginaw, where he graduated first in his recruit class. Upon completion of the academy in December of 1991, Celello was assigned to the Road Patrol. In May 2003, he was appointed Undersheriff, a position he held until being sworn in as Sheriff in 2009. He is currently serving his second 4 year term as sheriff.
In addition to his regular law enforcement duties, Sheriff Celello is on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Sheriffs' Association, Chairman of the U.P. 911 Authority, Chairman of the U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, the Governor's advisory board for the Criminal Justice Information System and the Northern Michigan University Public Safety Institute's Advisory Board.
"The board of directors of A.C.E. is proud to have Sheriff Celello as our program speaker this month." said President Guizzetti. "Celello comes to us with high peer recommendations and has a solid background in law enforcement who believes in our constitutional form of government."
The meeting and program will be held in the Recreation Lanes' conference room in Iron Mountain and is open to the public at no charge.
A social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. (CST) followed by an optional luncheon will be served at 6 featuring a chicken breast sandwich, fries and drink. Reservations are required by calling Joe Testolin at (906) 282-9200.
The cost is $7 which can be paid at the door. Sheriff Celello's presentation will begin at 7 o'clock. Sheriff Celello resides in Dickinson County and he and his wife Shelley have two children, Alyssa and Marcus.
"In additional to this timely presentation, we have also lined up State Rep. Ed McBroom for July and in August, we will hold a special Saturday evening program on the theory of global warming and climate change featuring author, Karl Bohnak." Guizzetti reported.