Dear Editor:


Thank you for your editorial about hiring the next police chief. You’re absolutely right; we don’t need to spend money hiring a search company to comb the U.S. for candidates. Not when we have the right man
for the job right here: Dave Smutzler.    

He has the credentials, and the experience for the job. He lives here, he knows the community, he’s well liked. 

I urge the mayor and the council not to waste time
and money on a search that would be extremely unlikely to come up with a candidate as qualified as Dave Smutzler.


Harland Nelson

Decorah