I want to say a public “thank you” to Bettendorf City Administrator Decker Ploehn for selecting the next police chief from within the ranks, instead of participating in a nationwide search like so many cities do. He spoke very highly of several qualified candidates.
Congratulations to Keith Kimball for being chosen to be the next police chief in our city. After 28 years of service, he certainly knows our city well and will make a very fine replacement for our longtime chief, Phil Redington, who has done a very good job. Congratulations to him as well on his retirement.