At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Dale Boulter was officially appointed Chief of Police for the City of Hastings Police Department. Boulter has served as interim chief since spring of this year when former chief Jeff Pratt retired. Prior to that, Boulter held other positions within the department.
New City Manager Sarah Moyer-Cale said “During his time as Interim Chief he has demonstrated leadership skills, problem solving ability, communication skills, and a positive outlook among many other positive attributes for a Police Chief. He is knowledgeable, astute, highly respected, and has been a pleasure to work with. It is my conclusion that appointing Interim Chief Boulter to the Police Chief position is to the greatest benefit of the City of Hastings and that his leadership will continue to move the department in the right direction.”