Search begins for new police chief
The first steps to find a new police chief in Hastings are being taken.
Hastings City Administrator Melanie Mesko Lee is meeting Wednesday, July 10, with three members of the city council to discuss the hiring timeline.
Current chief Paul Schnell will be leaving the city July 21 for the top job with the Maplewood Police Department.
Mesko Lee said an interim chief will be appointed to serve between the time when Schnell leaves and when the city has a new chief start.