Grant officer position to end in May for Mar-Mac Police

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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

At the Mar-Mac Public Safety Commission’s March 3 meeting, it was determined the Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District will complete its requirements for the grant officer position in early May, bringing the department down to a three-man force—the police chief and two officers.

The position was expected to end by March, but was pushed to May after officer Delta Stickfort took a leave of absence to train for a new job, which she eventually accepted. In October, Eric Van Horn was selected to finish out the position.

Police Chief Jason Bogdonovich said he thought about suggesting the position be extended through June 30, when the current fiscal year ends, in order to help out during the busy summer season, but decided against it.

“Yes, I’d like to keep him on, but we have to think about, financially, what’s best for the department,” he said.

Once the fourth individual is gone, reserve officers will fill gaps in the schedule.

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