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Police Department To Add One Officer

Posted: Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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The Pella Police Department is planning on adding a new officer to the force. Police Chief Micheal Marcinkowski tells KNIA/KRLS News the hiring process has begun, and they hope to have it completed within the next month. The City Council earlier this week passed a budget that included funding for the additional officer. An increase in calls was cited as the main reason for the addition. With the retirement of Lt. John Van Haaften at the end of March, the new hire will bring the total number officers to 15