Police Chief Named
Posted Date: 7/30/2012
POLICE CHIEF HIRE ANNOUNCED
City Manager Greg Sparks announced this morning that Shaun LaDue has accepted an offer to be the next Police Chief of West Des Moines. Mr. LaDue has twenty years of law enforcement experience, including six years as Police Chief of Owatonna, Minnesota. Owatonna has a population of 24,725 and a Police Department with 50 employees. Prior to being named Chief of Police in Owatonna, LaDue was a Commander with the Bloomington Police Department in Minnesota with a population of 86,000 and a department of approximately 140 employees. Mr. LaDue is currently employed as the Director of Compliance Investigations for the Government Programs Section of UnitedHealthcare in Minnesota. Mr. LaDue has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University – Mankato and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the Southern Police Institute – Administrative Officer’s Course (SPI).
Mr. LaDue’s annual salary is $129,031. Mr. LaDue will begin his employment with the City on September 17, 2012.