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NHPD Annual Report

Letter from Chief Tim Hoyt

When looking back at 2020, nobody could have predicted the events which unfolded in the United States, and particularly in the state of Minnesota. From the worst pandemic in over a century, to the murder of George Floyd, this left our communities reeling in ways that nobody could have seen.

Despite all the chaos and uncertainty, our officers and staff showed courage, grace and sacrifice. They transitioned to COVID-19 schedules, minimal staffing, long hours, civil unrest, all while maintaining their highest dedication and professionalism to the citizens of New Hope.

Many staffing changes also occurred in 2020. I was promoted to Chief of Police in November, with the retirement of Chief Tim Fournier. Sergeant Doug Brunner, Officer Nichole Korth, Officer Todd Black and Officer Ben Harty all retired at different points of 2020. They will be missed, and I thank them for their outstanding service and wish them all the best in their next endeavors. I am thankful for the support of all city staff, the New Hope City Council, and the entire New Hope Police Department during this transition since my appointment as the Chief of Police.

I have a great deal of hope for the future of the New Hope Police Department, as we strive for positive change and a culture geared toward unity and trust within our community.

Chief Tim Hoyt

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