Albert hired as Sigourney police officer

Derek Albert

Derek Albert of Sigourney will join the Sigourney Police Department as a full-time police officer effective immediately, after being approved for hire by the Sigourney City Council.

            “It’s been a long process that started earlier this year and went through ‘weeding out’ a lot people,” Sigourney Police Chief Allan Glandon said. “We met with the Public Safety committee and came up with the recommendation to hire Derek Albert for the position.”

            Public Safety Chairman and Councilmember Randy Schultz read the motion to hire Albert for the position, pending accepting the job. The motion included that Albert pass medical tests or other requirements by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, which were met according to Glandon. Albert will start out at $17 an hour during his six-month probationary period.

            “Once this probationary period is successfully completed, there will be a pay increase to $18 per hour,” Schultz read from the motion. “He will remain at the $18 per hour rate until successful graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Upon completion, his pay rate will be increased to $19.25 per hour.” 

Please view the September 13 edition of The News-Review for the full story.