Eric Patrick named chief of public safety for Capital Region Airport Authority

LANSING - Veteran law enforcement officer Eric Patrick has been promoted to chief of public safety for the Capital Region Airport Authority.

Patrick has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience, including serving as a public safety officer at Capital Region International Airport since 1997, with duties that included law enforcement, emergency medical services and aircraft rescue firefighting.

In his new position, he will oversee the nine-person force responsible for police and fire operations at the Lansing airport.

Prior to joining the Capital Region Airport Authority Public Safety Department, Patrick served as a U.S. Army military police officer in various outposts, including Haiti and South Korea. His duties included traffic accident investigations; narcotic, patrol and explosive dog handling; combat lifesaving; and AWOL apprehension.