(Spirit Lake) - Spirit Lake's new Police Chief is coming from within the department.
The Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved a recommendation from Mayor Bruce Keenan to appoint Shane Brevik to the position. Brevik will succeed longtime Police Chief Jeff Hanson, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Brevik has served in law enforcement for more than 20 years.
With Brevik's appointment as Chief of Police, the department will soon begin the process of finding another police officer to fill Brevik's former position.