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Preferred qualifications to be a police officer in Hastings may change

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In July, an officer at the Hastings Police Department left the force. Since then, Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell has been at work to fill his position. Before posting the job, though, Schnell wanted to take a long, hard look at the preferred qualifications for the position.


He is hoping to change some of the preferences for the position, and also for any leadership positions within the department.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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