The Mitchell Police Department is slowly getting back to full strength following the hiring of a new Chief of Police.
During last night’s council meeting, former Scotts Bluff County Deputy Matt Holcomb was unanimously approved as the city’s top law enforcement official. The department had been without a chief since the January termination of Kevin Krzyznowski.
The city is also hiring Dominic Peterson as a part time officer, and hiring Zachary Staman and Timothy Evans as full time officers and sending them to the police academy.
Mayor Paul Murrell noted that they recently changed the contracts for patrol officers, increasing the minimum employment length to four years, rather than two years.
The city will soon have to begin their search for a new City Administrator, however, as Perry Mader formally announced announced his resignation, effective April 7th, as he took a similar position in Nebraska City.