NISSWA -- The Nisswa Police Department has a new police chief.
Nisswa Sgt. Craig Taylor was sworn in Wednesday at the Nisswa City Council meeting. Taylor takes over for Ron Seliski, who announced his resignation Aug. 10.
Taylor becomes the second police chief in the history of the Nisswa Police Department.
Nisswa Mayor Harold Kraus said the city council had many candidates for the position and chose to promote from within the department.
"It's always nice to bring someone up from within the department that has the experience, the know how and the background," Kraus said, adding that having someone from within the department will help smooth the transition. "It's nice to see someone from within take the position."
Taylor has been with the Nisswa Police Department since its inception in 1996. In 1999 he was promoted to sergeant to help Seliski with his duties.
Taylor worked for the Breezy Point Police Department while in college and in Arizona for more than a year before taking a position with the Nisswa Police Department in 1996.
Seliski, police chief since the start of the department in 1996, had been on restricted duty for the past year because of health problems.
He is taking a position with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Taylor was named interim chief after Seliski announced his resignation.
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