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Pella Police Makes New Hires

With former officer Eric Hoffman now with the Department of Natural Resources and Lt. John Van Haaften retiring in April of next year, the Pella Police Department has made two new hires. Pella Police Chief Michael Marcinkowski says Ben Hecktoen and Joshua Boone are now learning their job by riding along with current officers. Hecktoen is from the Fairfield area and has a degree in Criminal Justice from Simpson College and Boone is from Sioux Center. Both officers will be attending a 13 week program at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in January.