One Year After Appointment, Police Chief Reflects

One year ago today, Peter Mlynarik was named the new Chief of Police for the City of Soldotna.


The City Manager at the time, Larry Semmens…


Semmens: “Mr. Peter Mlynarik has been offered the position. We expect to hear back from him shortly and we expect a positive. We’re very excited about Mr. Mlynarik’s taking over the leadership in our police department and look forward to everything that he’s going to bring to the city.”


As he settled into his new role, the former Wildlife Trooper said his top priorities were reviewing official policies…


Chief Mlynarik: “I have updated that, and that’s being reviewed by the City Manager right now, and so once he gets through with it, then any changes need to be made will be implemented.”


And creating a strong team…


Chief Mlynarik: “We’ve done pretty well. One of the things I’ve tried to do is provide training for people, so everybody can have their niche and specialty and I mean, it’s still a work in progress, but we’re trying to do more advanced type structured training and trying to provide some tools to the officers that they didn’t have before, had to provide on their own, and we’ve changed our uniform. Part of that was out of the difficulty of getting the old uniform, getting it ordered, the same. It just wasn’t very easy, and this one’s just more functional.”


Chief Mlynarik said he’s enjoyed the transition and described Soldotna as a polite and friendly city.

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