Jessey Hiebert will serve as the new Hillsboro Chief of Police. He has already be carrying out the duties of the position since former Chief Dan Kinning retired on Oct. 1.
The Hillsboro City Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and affirmed the promotion of Jessey Hiebert to the rank of Chief of Police for the Hillsboro Police Department.
City Administrator Matt Stiles said that he and council members Byron McCarty and David Loewen conducted interviews for the position. They interviewed the two candidates both of which were “imminently qualified” according to Stiles.
“After deliberation we came to a consensus on the candidate. I’m proud to announce that Jessey Hiebert will be the next Chief of Police for the City of Hillsboro. Hiebert’s career with HPD began in 1993 as a reserve officer. He was hired on as a full-time officer in 1997. Hiebert has served as a K9 Handler, Sergeant, and Field Training Officer before being appointed to Assistant Chief in 2003. He has served in that capacity for the last 18 years,” said Stiles.
Hiebert accepted the position. He has already been acting in that role as the Interim Chief of Police.
“The City of Hillsboro has a skilled group of veteran officers working for the Police Department, and I am honored to serve beside them in this new role. I look forward to establishing new professional relationships within the business community and with the citizens of Hillsboro. Our department strives to provide the best service possible and I am committed to continuing this operational plan,” Hiebert said.
Stiles said that based on the interview process and in conversations afterward, he believed that Hiebert will have some positive changes to implement with the department that will build on former Chief Dan Kinning’s tenure.
“Chief Hiebert will no doubt work for the betterment of the community and strengthen relations with key organizations and stakeholders,” Stiles said.
Hiebert attended the meeting and thanked the council members for the opportunity to serve in a new capacity. He told them all to feel free to contact him anytime.
There are plans to hold a formal promotion ceremony soon.