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Gibbon City investigates adding second full time police officer

by Doug Hanson

For the past couple of months the topic of a second full-time police officer was on the Gibbon City Council agenda. Police Chief Shawn Doheny has shared concerns that it’s getting harder to find part-time police officers. A recent Sibley County meeting with city council representatives and police chiefs shared the information that there are fewer applicants for open position. City Administrator Dana Lietzau commented that during a recent weekend, Gibbon had no police officer on duty.

Currently Gibbon has three part-time officers. One of those officers, Stephanie Kvare, has expressed interest in having a full-time position and enjoys working in Gibbon.

Chief Doheny shared a mock schedule with the Council showing that he would work 7-4 Monday thru Thursday. Kvare would fill hours and work every other weekend with the other part-timers covering the remaining hours.

For the complete story, check out the November 23 issue of the Winthrop News.

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