Kephart set as next Sigourney Police Chief

Aaron Kephart of Sigourney 

            As Allan Glandon readies to retire in the late summer, Aaron Kephart prepares to take on the badge as Sigourney Police Chief after years of service in the department.

            Kephart, a graduate of Pekin High School, joined the Sigourney Police Department in October of 2010 as a reserve officer before working his way up to a full-time position and eventually becoming the Assistant Chief. He received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Buena Vista University after graduating from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.

“I wanted to work in a profession that wasn’t repetitive,” Kephart said. “My brother got into law enforcement and I did some ride-alongs with him. I found it interesting, so I chose to take this career path.”

During his time with the department, Kephart has worked with Glandon patrolling the streets of Sigourney and keeping the County Seat safe. When the position of Police Chief became available, only Kephart applied and was voted to take over immediately upon Glandon retiring.

“It’s been great working under Allan here in Sigourney,” Kephart said. “He’s been there whenever I’ve had questions or concerns. He’s worked here since 1979, so he has a lot of experience and knowledge and he’s good with passing those on to myself and the other officers.”

Please view the March 21 edition of The News-Review for the full story.