Atwater, Minn., police chief will retire at month's end
ATWATER -- When Reed Schmidt took over as Atwater police chief in 1997, his goal was to keep his community safe and create a strong community relationship between the town's residents and the Police Department.
During the past 14 years, the amiable police chief accomplished that goal by doing what many law enforcement officers don't do anymore -- he got out of the squad car and talked to people.
"I'm old school," said Schmidt, who began his career in 1975.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.