New MPD Officers Sworn In

Minden Police Department recently gained two new police officers. Officer Travis Arner and Officer Steven Kerns were sworn in during the October 5 regular meeting of the Minden City Council.

An Interlocal agreement for cooperative law enforcement services with the counties of Adams, Buffalo, Dawson, Phelps, Merrick, and Hall and the cities of Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Holdrege, Lexington, Aurora, and Cozad was approved by the council.

By entering the agreement, the Minden Police Department becomes a member of SCALES (South Central Area Law Enforcement Services). The cooperative offers advantages to the department including outside assistance if an incident is outside the local department’s  ability or if an incident occurs in which it is better for the local department to not be involved. Availability of specialty equipment use and annual training not otherwise available are also beneficial to the department.

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