Evansville hires new police chief

HONORED FOR SERVICE–Joe Krack, at right, was presented with a plaque by Evansville Village President Erwin “Red” Becker at Monday night’s Evansville Village Board meeting, recognizing him for his years of service on the board.

Police matters and ordinances were the biggest topic of discussion at Monday night’s Evansville Village Board meeting.

For police matters, Village President Erwin “Red” Becker noted that he and a few of the other trustees had talked to David Biermann and one other individual about working for the village.

It was noted that Biermann had previously worked for the village, so Becker recommended they hire him and appoint him as the police chief.

Biermann, who lives near Evansville on Schuline Road, noted that he has previously been an officer for Evansville, as well as for Sparta. The reason he didn’t stay as a full time officer in Sparta was due to their residency requirement. Currently, he works full time in construction in St. Louis, Missouri.

As they have had troubles over the past years in getting any officers for the town, the board felt that they should hire Biermann. They also approved making him the police chief.

The board then started to discuss the idea of hiring a second officer or if they should let Biermann hire whomever he felt would fit.

For more from the Evansville Village Board meeting, please see this week’s print edition.