New Sheldon Officer Brings 15-Years Experience To The Job

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department officially came back to full strength Wednesday afternoon when their newest officer was officially sworn in.

Sanborn native Greg Jacobsma took the oath of office from Sheldon Mayor Greg Geels during Wednesday’s Sheldon City Council meeting. Jacobsma got his law enforcement degree from Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, before spending 15 years as an officer with the Sanborn Police Department. He tells KIWA that he was looking for a better opportunity when the Sheldon job became available.

Sheldon Police Chief Scott Burtch says Jacobsma began his duties in Sheldon this past weekend, when he began training by riding with another Sheldon officer.

Jacobsma fills the position vacated by the retirement of Sergeant David Dykstra, who left at the end of June after 33-years in Sheldon PD blue. The department is currently searching for another officer to replace Sergeant Todd Wood, who will be retiring at the end of September.

Photo: Sheldon Mayor Greg Geels (L), congratulates Officer Greg Jacobsma following Jacobsma’s swearing in. (Photo by KIWA Staff)

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