This Sunday will mark a changing of the guard in Delta County with Sheriff’s Lieutenant Phil Griebel taking over the position of Undersheriff.

Current Undersheriff Ed Oswald is retiring from the force this Saturday after 10 years as Undersheriff and a total of 22 years at the Delta County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Gary Ballweg thanks his friend Ed for his dedicated service to the residents of Delta County.

Newly appointed Undersheriff Griebel has a long-standing history in the area. He graduated from Gladstone High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from NMU before graduating from the Regional Police Academy.

Griebel started his career as a Corrections Officer at the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department in Wisconsin. Shortly after, he joined the ranks at the Delta County Sheriff’s Department in the same position. Griebel was named Sergeant nine years later in 2003, and was promoted again to Lieutenant in 2010.

Griebel will start his tenure as Undersheriff this Sunday.