Minot Police Chief Jason Olson to retire in 2020

Photo courtesy: City of Minot

MINOT, N.D. – Minot Police Chief Jason Olson will retire in early 2020, after more than 31 years of service, the city of Minot announced Wednesday.

Olson has served in the department since May of 1988, and served on the SWAT team for 18 years.

Olson was appointed chief on April 14, 2012. His final day will be Jan. 31, 2020.

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma released the following statement on Chief Olson’s retirement:

“Jason has been a true leader and role model throughout his entire career. His influence on the entire Police Department will continue long after he retires. He’s helped build our Police Department into an effective, diverse, and progressive organization.”

A spokesperson for the city says they will advertise the position for three weeks and are hoping to have a candidate by January.

Photo: City of Minot