Northern Iowa Town Down To Single Police Officer


By Richard Pratt

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The police force has dropped to a lone officer in the northern Iowa town of Northwood.

Mayor Jane Bloomingdale says Officer Justin Nerlien turned in his resignation on Tuesday. He'd been hired in November.

The resignation leaves only Dennis Paulson on the force. He started in May last year.

Bloomingdale says off-duty Worth County deputies are patrolling Northwood, which is paying them by the hour.

She says that will continue until the city hires more officers and a chief.

Northwood has about 2,000 residents and sits just a few miles from the Minnesota state line.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG