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Police Staffing Will Be Subject Of Wednesday’s Special Council Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — After this Wednesday’s special meeting of the Sheldon City Council, we MAY know who will be the next Chief of Police, and WILL know the identity of the person who will be replacing Officer Jett Korver when he leaves the Sheldon P.D.

The council will meet Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, with just two items on the agenda, both of which concern staffing at the Sheldon Police Department.

This past Saturday, the council met in closed session, following the Police Chief interviews, and City Manager Sam Kooiker tells us what the council decided after re-entering into open session.

Depending upon how the negotiations proceed with the city’s preferred candidate, the council MAY, after a scheduled closed session, reveal the name of the man who will become Sheldon’s next Police Chief.

In addition to the Chief’s position, a 4-year veteran of the Sheldon Police Department is leaving that position. Officer Jett Korver has accepted a position as Sheriff’s Deputy with the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office. Kooiker says the city had several applicants for Korver’s position, who were tested this past Saturday.

Several hours after Kooiker’s statements the agenda was released for Wednesday’s special council meeting. One of the items on that agenda is the approval of the hiring of Tim Loeschen, to replace Korver on the Sheldon P.D. Loeschen is scheduled to be sworn in during the Wednesday meeting, as well. Loeschen has most recently served as a Reserve Officer for the Sheldon P.D.

There will be a farewell reception for Officer Jett Korver Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the lower level of the Sheldon Community Services Center. The public is invited to attend and wish Korver success in his new position with O’Brien County.

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