Updated February 15, 2017:
Following City Council approval, Shane Kron was sworn in as Chief of Police at the City Council meeting on February 14, 2017.
Original Release February 10, 2017:
Coralville Interim Police Chief Recommended for Permanent Position
Kron’s appointment is pending approval of the Coralville City Council on February 14
Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth is recommending appointment of Lt. Shane Kron of the Coralville Police Department to replace the recently retired Barry Bedford as Chief of Police. In addition to his duties as Administrative Lieutenant, Kron was named Interim Chief on February 1.
A native of this area, Kron joined the Coralville Police Department as an Officer in 1990, and has served as Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Lieutenant prior to his current role. He earned an MS in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University and a BS in public administration from Upper Iowa University.
Kron’s appointment is pending approval of the Coralville City Council at a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 14, at 6:30 pm at Coralville City Hall.
In making the recommendation, Hayworth noted, “The selection process made it clear that Shane’s dedication and commitment to public safety, Coralville citizens, and our community as a whole are second to none.”
About the search:
Hayworth’s recommendation follows a national search process. In October 2016, the City hired Des Moines-based Moulder and Associates Police Management Consultants to guide the search process for Chief of Police. The firm has led police chief searches for multiple cities in Iowa, including North Liberty and Marion.
In fall 2016, the position of Coralville Chief of Police was posted nationally and 27 applications were received. Moulder and Associates then reviewed and evaluated the applications and applicants. The Coralville Civil Service Commission then narrowed the list to six candidates, which was further narrowed to four by City Administrator Kelly Hayworth. Those four candidates participated in a public reception, final interviews, and assessment center process in January 2017.