Humboldt Council tackles personnel matters

Ankeny magician Jonathan May (second from left) is really excited that his trick of making a handkerchief go from a tube through a hoop and into a basket, might be working (or not)! Lending a hand to the trick from left to right are: Gary Steburg, Brenna Vik and Brette Prior. May put on a magic show on June 15, part of the Humboldt Library Summer Reading program. See this and other photos at Humboldt Independent by Kent Thompson.

By Kent Thompson
The Humboldt City Council on Monday updated the job description for Humboldt Police Sergeant Erin Bennett. The language clarifies that the sergeant will work 84 hours per pay period (every two weeks). The benefits match those of other officers and are based on a 12-hour work shift. The sergeant assists the chief of police by monitoring officer performance and developing programs, policies and procedures to ensure that officers adhere to the department’s mission, vision and goals. The sergeant typically works an evening or midnight shift and acts as the department’s front-line operations supervisor.
Regarding police, Clerk Gloria Christensen swore in new patrol officer Jason Broad. Jason hails from New Hampshire. He spent four years with the United States Marines in California and worked there for a time before being hired as an officer with the Humboldt Police Department.
Jason was accompanied by his wife Hailey, and two young daughters, ages 1-1/2 and 3-1/2. Hailey is from Iowa originally. Officer Broad has been on the job for one month. He says he looks forward to serving the community. In his free time, Broad and his family enjoy spending time outdoors.
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