New police officer sworn inCottage Grove City Council members last week swore in the city’s newest police officer at a ceremony before Wednesday’s city council meeting.
By: Jon Avise, South Washington County Bulletin
Cottage Grove City Council members last week swore in the city’s newest police officer at a ceremony before Wednesday’s city council meeting.
Jordan Ziebarth officially joined the city’s 39-person police force last month before taking a ceremonial oath Wednesday. The Woodbury native has been with the Cottage Grove Police Department as a community service officer since September 2005 and has also served as a paid, on-call emergency medical technician with the Cottage Grove Fire Department.
“Jordan has demonstrated himself exceptionally well the last few years here,” said Craig Woolery, director of public safety.
Ziebarth is the first new full-time officer hired by the Cottage Grove Police Department in five years and fills a position vacant since last summer, Woolery said. The department has hired two additional officers, he said, also to fill positions vacant since last summer. They will be sworn in by city council after completion of the department’s 12-week field training program.