Bremen Starts Looking for New Police Chief

The Town of Bremen is beginning its search for a new police chief, after Matt Hassel left the job to take over as Marshall County Sheriff.

Bremen director of operations Trend Weldy says the first step is to advertise the position in the local newspapers, “We’re thinking about doing three papers, ‘The Bremen Enquirer,’ the ‘Plymouth Pilot,’ the ‘South Bend Tribune.’ We’re going to try to get it in the 8th and the 15th of ‘The Bremen Enquirer’ and a day or two in each of the other papers, and then have a cutoff date sometime in the middle of the third week of October, and then do interviews the very last week of October.”

Hassel’s said a couple of names come to mind when considering a recommendation for his successor. Weldy didn’t go into specifics, but said there should be some good candidates, “We just appointed a new assistant chief last year, and that’s all I can tell you at this point, you know, we appointed a new assistant chief. So as far as I can go, we have some good officers here, and I’m sure several of them will be interested in the job.”

He says the town appreciates Hassel’s years of service, “Matt Hassel’s been a good chief for the Town of Bremen and we’re sorry to see him go, but it’s good for Marshall County.”

Weldy says they hope to choose a new police chief the first week of November and make the formal announcement at the town council meeting November 23.