The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

February 2, 2012

New police chief sworn in

Pella — After an extensive national recruitment process, in December of 2011 the Mayor, City Council, and City Administration selected Robert A. Bokinsky to be the next Chief of Police for the City of Pella. Bokinsky was officially sworn in during Tuesday evening's Pella City Council meeting.

Chief Bokinsky is a 32 year law enforcement veteran with extensive leadership experience in criminal investigation, patrol, and administration. Bokinsky is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, holds incident command training certifications, and is a member of the Harvard Associates in Police Science and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a certified instructor in firearms and also has instructional experience in report writing, investigations, search & seizure, interrogation and interview, domestic violence, and constitutional law.

Prior to being selected as the City's police chief, Bokinsky was a captain with the Ocean City, Maryland Police Department, having served in this capacity for the past 11years. Ocean City is a tourist destination in Maryland and the community's population increases to approximately 300,000 in the summer with various special events. Overall, the Ocean City Police Department has approximately 100 regular full-time police officers and increases to over 200 officers in the summer time to handle the number of tourists in the community.

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