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New officer joins EPD

By Staff | Jun 21, 2008

Thanks to the Lakes Area Law Enforcement Employment Coop, the Estherville Police Department has hired a police officer who is academy-certified and has a year’s experience on the job.

Nathaniel Dunlavy began his duties on June 16. A native of Bloomfield, IA, he is a graduate of Davis County High School. He enrolled at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo and received his Associates degree in police science in 2007.

“Nathaniel was selected because we were impressed with his qualifications, the manner in which he conducts himself and his experience. We believe Nathaniel will quickly integrate into our department and community,” Estherville Chief of Police Eric Milburn said.

Dunlavy, at present, is learning operations and procedures at the Estherville Police Department, and becoming familiar with the city’s layout and its citizens.

The officer knew exactly why he wanted to become involved with law enforcement.

“This is a chance to not have to be behind a desk all day long. There is something different to do every day and I enjoy working with people.”

Once his application was placed with the employment coop this past March, Dunlavy received his initial contact from Milburn. Within one week, the interview process began.

While he was happy to work in his hometown with the Bloomfield Police Department, Dunlavy said Estherville is a bigger town and that he was ready to experience a heavier populated area.

“I’m looking forward to working and living here,” he said.