3030Wes retired in March 2017 as a Lieutenant from the Newton Police Department. He had previously served as a Prairie City Police Officer, Monroe Police Department Interim Chief and Jasper County Sheriff’s Reserves Deputy.
During his time with the Newton Police Department he served as a School Resource Officer, DARE Instructor, Drug Task Force Officer and Traffic Safety Officer. In addition to his public service with local law enforcement, he has served as a member of Newton Noon Kiwanis and SYNC (Supporting Youth Through Nurturing Communities). He has also worked with a local social action committee on human trafficking awareness.
Wes earned a Master's Degree in management from American Military University and also has a Master's Certificate in criminal justice from the University of Virginia. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in public administration.
Wes has been married to his wife Kris for 30 years and they have three wonderful children and a grandson.
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