COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A veteran Sergeant with the Coldwater Police Department has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Public Safety. Joe Shied has served with the Police Department in Coldwater for 16 years, the last 11 years as sergeant. He has also been the City’s K-9 Team Leader for 13 years. In addition to his police work, Joe has been an adjunct professor at Kellogg Community College in their law enforcement program. Coldwater Public Safety Director Mark Bartell will be introducing Shied at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Also meeting Monday in regular session are the Coldwater Board of Education and the Community Health Center of Branch County Board of Trustees.