NEW: Police Chief and Officer Resign

Comments from both officers.

Sioux Center’s Police Chief, Mike Halma, and officer Ulf Schäfer, both resigned Tuesday from the Sioux Center Police Department. The city of Sioux Center issued a statement stating, “The City of Sioux Center police chief and one police officer resigned from their positions this week. Due to this being a personnel matter, we cannot share any further details. We are thankful for their years of service in our police department.”

Mike Halma said he could not provide details of his resignation, except to say that it was “time to go”. He said he enjoyed serving Sioux Center for 39 years in the department, the last four years as Chief. He also says that the support given by the community during his time with the department was greatly appreciated. 24-year veteran of the department, Ulf Schäfer, could not comment on his resignation either. Similar to Halma, Schäfer states he appreciates the people of Sioux Center and enjoyed his service to the community.

According to Assistant City Manager, Dennis Dokter, all police matters for Sioux Center should be directed to Officer Kelly Willet; you contact officer Willet by calling the Sioux Center city offices at 712-722-0761.