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Pella PD Officers Get New Assignments

Two officers of the Pella Police Department have new assignments after some restructuring of the department under new Chief of Police Shane McSheehy.

Tuesday evening, the department made the following announcement:

“Following some department restructuring and promotions we are very excited to announce some new assignments within the department. Senior Officer Matt Huston has been appointed as our new Criminal Investigations Detective and Officer JR Pearson has been appointed our new School Resource Officer.

“Detective Matt Huston has been with the department since 2003 when he started as a reserve officer and was later hired as a full time officer in 2004. Det. Huston is a field training officer, certified defensive tactics instructor, OC and chemical munitions instructor, is a member of the department’s tactical team, and is currently finishing his EMT certification.

“SRO Pearson has been in law enforcement for 36 years. SRO Pearson spent much of his career with the Iowa State Patrol and joined the Pella PD in 2019. SRO Pearson is looking forward to working with the students and faculty at the Pella Schools. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, sprint car racing, and spending time with his 6 grandchildren.

“Please help us congratulate these officers and their achievements!”

The Pella Police Department has 18 full-time officers, six reserve officers, and seven civilian communications and administrative staff.

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