New Sharon Hires Officer

NEW SHARON – New Sharon will have a part-time police officer to assist current chief Kevin Lamberson. The decision was made following discussion at the Sept. 18 council meeting. Joe Goemaat will begin duties in the near future.

Jesse Sanders had served as a part-time officer until going full-time with Mahaska County Sheriff’s office. Goemaat is on the reserves with the sheriff’s office. He is also pastor at Taintor Community Church and farms with his father on their Mahaska County farm.

Goemaat will train for 16 weeks at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy when an opening is available. The city will compensate Goemaat while he is at the Academy, then he will serve a specified time following completion of the training.

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