The Pella Police Department held a retirement party Friday in honor of Lieutenant John Van Haaften. Van Haaften ends his career with the Pella PD after 33 years on the force. Co-workers and well-wishers filled the Council Chambers of the Public Safety Complex for the party. Van Haaften says he’s very proud to have served the community of Pella, it’s been a great place to work with great people. Officer Paul Hasse has been promoted to Lieutenant.