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New chief is focused on community: New initiatives involve data driven policing, collaboration with residents and businesses

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Three months ago, Bryan Schafer was just getting started in a new career as the head of Hastings’ police department. Now he’s much more familiar with the city, its people and the department, and he’s got a few ideas in mind to improve policing and serve the community.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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