On February 29, 1912 the town was incorporated and E. H. Rathbone was elected to serve as the first Mayor of Ronan. In June of that year, the Mayor entitled William Engle as Ronan’s first Town Marshal. Ronan had a Town Marshal up until February 3rd, 1941 when the Town of Ronan became a Third class City based on the US Census population of One-Thousand Thirty Two inhabitants. Henry G. Redlaczyk became our first City Marshal. On May 1st, 1967 Mayor Norman Stedje appointed Leonard Morigeau as the city’s first Chief of Police.
|William Engle 1912-1913 Town Marshal||W. A. Adler 1942-1943 City||L. Morigeau 1971-1973 Chief|
|F. C. Mayer 1913-1915 Marshal||W. H. Sands 1943-1946 City||Donald J. Bowers 1973-1974 Chief|
|S. Pierre 1916-1917 Marshal||R. M. Taylor 1946-1947 City||Steven Reum 1974 Chief|
|L. L. Hoelzer 1917 Marshal||L. Nadreau 1947-1951 City||C. A. “Pinky” Bourne 1974-1980 Chief|
|J. Nadreau 1917-1923 Marshal||R. White 1951-1953 City||Allen B. Corneliusen 1980-1992 Chief|
|J. Odiet 1923-1933 Marshal||Chas. A. Noel 1953-1962 City||Dennis Gardner 1992-2001 Chief|
|H. G. Redlaczyk 1933-1939 Marshal||G. D. Lundvall 1962-1966 City||Daniel Wadsworth 2001-2014 Chief|
|W. A. Phillips 1939-1940 Marshal||W. A. Phillips 1966-1967 City||Valent Maxwell 2014 Chief|
|H. G. Redlaczyk 1940-1942 City Marshal||L. Morigeau 1967-1969 Chief of Police||John Mitchell 2014 Chief|
|R. Z. Leighton 1942 City||William H. Rhoades 1969-1971 Chief||Kenneth J. Weaver 2014-present Chief|
Today we are staffed with a Chief of Police, five officers, a K9 and two reserve officers to provide quality law enforcement services to the community.
|Kenneth J. Weaver||Chief of Police||R1firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corey White||Patrol Corporal||R2email@example.com|
|Joel Diaz||Investigation Corporal||R3firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brandon Smith and Sandor||K9 Officer||R4email@example.com|
|Tyler Hadrits||Patrol Officer||R5firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Devin Wegener||Reserve Officer||R8email@example.com|
|Robert Stentz||Reserve Officer||R9firstname.lastname@example.org|
The Police Departments Structure
The Administrative Division is responsible for strategic planning, policy and procedures, recruitment and hiring, property and evidence, staffing, grant management, fleet and facilities management, records, purchasing and budget, department technology and the training of all officers.
- Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
- STEP Mini Grant in 2015
- STEP Grant in Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016
- STEP Grant in Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017
- STEP Mini Grant in 2018
- STEP Mini Grant in 2019
- Community Oriented Policing Services
- COPS Hiring Grant 2016
The Patrol Division is responsible to maintaining public order, provide preventive patrol, respond to calls for service and conduct investigations of person and property crimes. Patrol is also responsible in the support of safe driving throughout Ronan by enforcing traffic laws and investigating motor vehicle crashes, traffic direction and control, traffic safety, and parking enforcement.
The Investigation Division is responsible for properly evaluating reported felony crimes within the City of Ronan. The investigations corporal will determine the presence of sufficient information to warrant further investigation. Crimes will be investigated with professionalism and tenacity, giving due consideration to the rights of victims and suspects alike. Victims will be provided information concerning the status of their cases as time permits.