Jungwirth hired as Mobridge Police Chief
By Katie Zerr
At a special meeting Tuesday, June 12, the Mobridge City Council approved the hiring of Justin Jungwirth as the new Mobridge Chief of Police.
Jungwirth has served with the Mobridge Police Department for the past 13 years. He and his wife, Amber, have two daughters, Jenna, who is 10-years-old and Ava, who is six.
Jungwirth will be paid $52,000 per year, effective June 14.
The council also approved advertising for an officer to replace Jungwirth as police captain and another officer to fill an open position at the department.
According to Mobridge City Administrator Steve Gasser, the hiring committee reviewed eight applications for the job over a five-week hiring period. He said he is sending letters to the applicants informing them of the open positions in the department.
In other business the Mobridge City Council approved a bid from Bestway Traffic Inc., to paint Main Street and city hall crosswalks and parking lanes for $4,786 and to paint the crosswalks at Mobridge-Pollock high School, Freeman Davis, Zion Lutheran Day School, Sitting Bull College and St. Joseph’s Catholic School for $2,002.