New Hope Appoints New Police Chief

New Hope Appoints New Police Chief
Posted on 10/29/2020
The city of New Hope is pleased announce that Tim Hoyt been appointed as the city’s next police chief, succeeding Chief Tim Fournier, contingent upon a successful background check.

The decision was made after a rigorous internal hiring process which included multiple interviews and a myriad of testing and assessments performed by outside consulting agencies.

When the offer was extended, Hoyt expressed his gratitude for the opportunity, “It is an honor to have city leaders place their trust in me to lead this department into the future. I look forward to engaging and serving the citizens of New Hope.”

Hoyt brings 25 years of law enforcement experience to the position. He began working as an officer with the New Hope Police Department (NHPD) in 2006 and was promoted to sergeant in 2011. In addition to his duties as sergeant, Hoyt has overseen NHPD’s field training program since 2012 and K9 program since 2014.

Hoyt has previously served with the Eau Claire, Augusta and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin police departments holding the ranks of reserve deputy, patrol officer, SWAT and detective. He has also worked on the West Metro Drug Task Force investigating controlled substance crimes on a state and federal level.

Hoyt holds an A.S. in Law Enforcement from Rochester Community College, a B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies from St. Cloud State University and a M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University. He is a member of the Concordia University St. Paul Alumni Association and National Training Officer Association.

City Manager Kirk McDonald stated, “Tim has worked hard to prepare himself for this promotion and has some great ideas for community engagement and officer wellness that will strengthen the city and the department.”

Mayor Kathi Hemken commented, “We are confident that Tim’s experience and dedication to the profession of law enforcement will immensely benefit the New Hope Police Department and the city of New Hope as a whole. I am so proud of him and look forward to working with him.”

Sergeant Hoyt’s promotion to police chief will be effective Nov. 9.