Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Shores promotes Rohr, Werenski and Coste

by Brad Lindberg Staff Writer

January 24, 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Three public safety officers were promoted this month.

Two rose to lieutenant, one to sergeant.

Sgts. Scott Rohr and Kenneth Werenski made lieutenant.

PSO Ron Coste was promoted to sergeant.

Rohr has been with Grosse Pointe Shores since 1996.

He is a detective, youth officer and EMS instructor coordinator.

“Scott is responsible for the training and performance of our medics, which I believe is the finest paramedic service in the area,” said John Schulte, chief of public safety.

Werenski, who obtained the rank of sergeant four years after joining the force in 1992, is in charge of the department’s car video program.

“Ken is another example of an officer totally dedicated to the service of this community, the department and to the development of his subordinate officers,” Schulte said.

Werenski received his new badge from his uncle, retired Shores Public Safety Director Gary Mitchell.

“This shield was worn by myself when I was a lieutenant,” Mitchell said.

Coste has been a triple-trained police officer, firefighter and paramedic for 12 years.

“My first week on the job in the Shores, I got a first-hand look at Ron and his shift help extinguish (a) fire,” said Schulte, completing his first year with the Shores. “I was totally impressed with the skills of the officers of this department.”

Coste’s wife, Natalie, pinned his sergeant badge to his uniform.

“We have an outstanding group of officers,” said Mark Wollenweber, city manager.

Schulte, retired a few years ago as assistant director of Grosse Pointe Park public safety, is contracted to head the Shores department.

“It’s a pleasure to be part of this team,” he said.

“It has been my pleasure to work with someone of his caliber,” Wollenweber said. “Many of the changes a new person brings from another department enhance our ability to deliver services to the public.”

Schulte’s one-year performance review is under way.

“It’s going to be positive,” Wollenweber said.