Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.
After a 30 minute executive session, Council reconvened back into regular session to announce that they had hired Richard Adriaens to serve as Chief of the Sheridan Police Department. Adriaens has been the Chief of the Gillette Police Department since 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement. Adriaens comments on what he brings to the Sheridan community.
Councilman John Bigelow served on the Selection Committee that was responsible for reviewing the applicants for the position. Bigelow says that when Adriaens expressed interest, they knew they had their guy.
Bigelow said that the City was still receiving applications this week, and that over 90 applicants applied for the position of Police Chief. Adriaens first official day on the job will be March 15th and he will make $107,653.84 annually.