Jon Rechtzigel chosen for Apple Valley police chief
City officials announced this week that 25-year Apple Valley Police Department veteran Jon Rechtzigel has been selected as the next police chief.
Rechtzigel, who began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Apple Valley in 1987, has been serving as interim police chief this year as the City Council vetted applications for a permanent replacement for longtime Chief Scott Johnson, who retired in December.
The city received 39 applications, and four finalists were interviewed by the City Council, City Administrator Tom Lawell and human resources staff on July 13. See more in Andrew Miller’s Sun Thisweek story.