New Holstein may have its new police chief.
On Thursday, July 29 the City of New Holstein Police and Fire Commission announced that they have made a selection of a candidate who may serve as the city’s next chief of police.
Eric How, currently a lieutenant with the Knoxville, Iowa Police Department, has accepted the conditional offer from the city to move forward in the process to serve as chief of police for the City of New Holstein. Lieutenant How has 12 years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. He has a Master’s of Science in Law from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashford University. Lieutenant How also serves as a company commander, 833rd Engineer CO with the Iowa Army National Guard.
Commission President Herbie Schreiner said, “The Police and Fire Commission examined more than 24 candidates, and along with a panel of outside law enforcement agencies interviewed the final three candidates. After careful consideration, we extended a conditional offer to Lieutenant Eric How and he accepted. There are additional processes that will take place for the selected candidate to complete, and the council will also need to take formal action on the appointment in August. As such, this process is not yet complete. Nonetheless, we remain excited for our community and look forward to working with Lieutenant How through this process and hopefully for him to serve as our next chief of police.”