Trustees approved hiring a police captain.
Trustee David Varela said he’s in favor of having a captain and for the police department to become what they need it to become.
He did have a question about whether or not a plan is in place for success in the department.
Chief Bryon Gustafson said he has looked at a long term plan to put into the “top shape” that is being requested. He’s asking for some staff to help. He’s begun a strategic planning process. He has drafted some goals, now he’s seeking input from others in the department. They will work on it over the summer. By September he will have a document showing the “way forward” over the next couple of years.