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Council increases budget for police chief search

May 11, 2011

When former Police Chief Jim Coan resigned his position in early March, the Police Commission was left with the proposition of finding his replacement. While the commission could hire Interim Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher, they must conduct a search in accordance to state and federal laws of equal...

City police chief retires after 18 years of service

March 16, 2011

Genetics play a large role in how someone turns out as they grow older. Certain things from athletic ability to looks can pass on to offspring through genes. For Police Chief Jim Coan of the Whitewater Police Department, wanting to be part of a law enforcement agency has always run in the family. Coan...

City police chief submits letter of resignation

March 8, 2011

Whitewater Police Chief Jim Coan announced his plan to retire last Friday, effective March 19. In his letter of resignation to City Manager Kevin Brunner, Jim Coan said it was a “distinct honor and privilege” to serve as chief of police. “It has been with immense pride and professional satisfaction...

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