Crystal Getting a New Deputy Police Chief
By Andrew Richter
Looks like Crystsl is getting a new deputy police chief;
After former-deputy chief Mike Meehan left the department to helm the South Lake Police Department, Crystal police have been without a second in command.
To fill the vacant position, Crystal city staff say they plan to hire a candidate from within the department ranks. The minimum qualifications for the position, City Manager Anne Norris said, are 10 years experience in police work and four years as a police supervisor.
The department plans to announce its new deputy chief by Dec. 1, Norris added. Possible candidates could be the department’s two lieutenants: Derrick Hacker and Doug Leslin. Hacker is in charge of investigations, while Leslin heads the department’s patrol units and community service officers. The department also has four sergeants: Peter Underthun, Tracie Lee-Faust, Brandon Dorr and Adam Harrer.
Meehan announced his departure in September. He was with the department for about two years, having served in Golden Valley prior to his tenure in Crystal.