Knox City Police Chief Harold Smith is looking to hire a new full-time officer for the department.
Officer Chad Dulin reported to the Knox Board of Public Works on Wednesday that Detective Dave Combs submitted his resignation in November after serving 11 years with the department. He served the Starke County Sheriff’s Department for several years as well. He is now the Town Marshal for the Town of Medaryville.
Mayor Dennis Estok noted that Combs was a great detective and served the police department to standards put forth by the city. The board of works members echoed his comments.
With Combs’ resignation, Officer Eric Vanderhoff moved into the detective position while Chad Keen moved to patrolman. Dulin said they are currently accepting applications for an officer through Dec. 7. The number of applications was at 14 as of last week’s meeting.
Police Chief Smith will hold initial interviews and agility tests will be given. Officials will narrow the field down to three and those applicants will be interviewed by the board of works members.