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Stevensville hires new officer, reviews applications for chief

Stevensville hires new officer, reviews applications for chief

Eli Alspaw

Eli Alspaw

Stevensville town officials are reviewing 11 applications from people interested in becoming the new chief of police.

Stevensville Mayor Brandon Dewey said Friday the community can expect a selection process that engages the public once the slate of finalists has been indentified.

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the town’s newest police officer, Eli Alspaw, was sworn in.

Alspaw previously worked for the Miles City Police Department. The Libby native is a 2019 graduate of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.

Alspaw said he enjoys working in communities similar in size to his hometown. A desire to be closer to his family in Libby and the mountains were what called him back to the west side of the state.

"Officer Alspaw comes to us with the certification necessary for him to start serving our community in a matter of weeks, rather than months," said Dewey. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Officer Alspaw to the Stevensville Police Department."


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