Gilbert Police Chief To Retire in April

By KBJR News 1

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 7:27 PM CDT

GILBERT/BIWABIK MN (Northland's NewsCenter)--After 11 years with the Gilbert Police Department, Chief Mark Skelton will retire at the end of April.

The town's police commission will begin the selection process to hire a new chief starting Tuesday.

Within the last three years, Chief Skelton obtained more than $2 million in grants to help fight methamphetamine use as well as provided law enforcement radios for the Arrowhead region.

Skelton says he is proud of his work in helping the merger of the Biwabik and Gilbert police departments.

"I think that's one of the things that all of us in government have to look at is how can we provide a good service at a reduced cost," Chief Skelton said. "I think that we've been successful doing that."

Skelton has served in the law enforcement field for 30 years.

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