City of Pierre announces replacement for Police Chief

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR News) – The city of Pierre has announced a replacement for Police Chief Dave Panzer Jr. Mayor Steve Harding says Captain Jason Jones has been tabbed to guide the department forward.

Harding says promotions from within the department are important.

Harding says Panzer laid a good ground work to pull from for promotion.

Jones started with the Pierre P-D in 2000 and will oversee 45 personnel. He officially takes over as Chief March 16.