City honors two employees

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon, left, and Officer Zachary Fisher, right, celebrate after Fisher graduated from Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy. Courtesy photo.

Sandpoint officials honored two city employees last week for achieving significant career milestones.

After 10 weeks in the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy, Officer Zachary Fisher is a fully commissioned member of the Sandpoint Police Department. He graduated from the academy, located in Meridian, on March 30.

“We are excited to have Officer Fisher back and serving our community as a commissioned member of our police department,” said Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton.

Likewise, Sandpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Devan Hull passed his Idaho Grade 4 Operator exam, earning the highest level of achievement in his professional certification. The certification comes at a good time, as Sandpoint is required to staff a grade 4 operator at its plant. What’s more, city officials are currently contemplating the future of its wastewater treatment plant and vital upgrades that will likely be necessary to meet regulatory standards.

“This level of certification requires both education and proven experience in wastewater treatment and requires that the operator pass the grades 1, 2 and 3 exams before being eligible to sit for the grade 4 exam,” Stapleton said.

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