Editorial: Meet the next Dickinson Police Department chiefDickinson leaders have a hefty decision to make and they are including residents in the process.
Dickinson leaders have a hefty decision to make and they are including residents in the process.
Citizens are invited to gather at the Badlands Activities Center on Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to meet two police chief candidates.
We urge residents to attend. This is a chance to rub shoulders with the person who will be heading the Dickinson Police Department and will undoubtedly have a demanding job — a position that has a major impact on this city.
The candidate field has been narrowed to two men: Dustin Dassinger, who has been with the DPD since 1999 and was recently promoted to captain, and Jeff Jirak of Wilton, Iowa, who has been with the Muscatine Iowa Police Department since 1992 and is a lieutenant.
Ultimately, the person who fills this post will have an impact on everyone who lives in Dickinson.
With all that is going on in western North Dakota from this incredible oil boom, the community needs someone with a vision on how to handle not only tricky traffic situations, but a major influx of people.
Come out Tuesday and ask questions, meet the men and share your thoughts with those making the decision.
Publisher Harvey Brock and Managing Editor Jennifer McBride are on The Dickinson Press Editorial Board.