Hillsboro names Hiebert as Chief of Police

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.

Cit 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.

Stiles said that based on the interview process and in conservations 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.

There are plans to hold a formal promotion ceremony soon.

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