Meet your new police officersAfter an understaffed month, the Two Harbors Police Department has two new faces. Kenneth Anderson and Greg Moe, both Two Harbors natives, will be the seventh and eighth police officers for the city.
By: Lareesa Sandretsky, Lake County News Chronicle
After an understaffed month, the Two Harbors Police Department has two new faces. Kenneth Anderson and Greg Moe, both Two Harbors natives, will be the seventh and eighth police officers for the city.
Officer Carl Eastvold retired on June 12, an expected loss. When Officer Lauren Miller resigned on June 30, the department was suddenly two officers short.
“It’s difficult with events like Heritage Days. … It really puts a stress on the department,” said Chief of Police Kevin Ruberg. “We have to make sure we have enough officers to take care of the calls that we receive.”
Current officers worked some overtime to cover the shifts, but relief is on the way. Officer Anderson will start July 24 and Officer Moe will begin Aug. 1.
Greg Moe was born in Two Harbors, graduated from Two Harbors High School and attended Minnesota State University-Mankato for law enforcement. He finished his education with skills training at Hibbing Community College.
Moe worked at the Sheriff’s Office before being hired at the THPD. His position was funded by a grant that was to expire in December.
“I am extremely happy to have a permanent job in my hometown,” Moe said.
“I love the area and it’s where I want to be.” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with my new coworkers, being a member of the community I grew up in, and helping to maintain the standard of living in the area.”
Anderson’s hometown is also Two Harbors. He is married to Stephanie and they have two sons.
Anderson graduated from Two Harbors High School and attended Alexandria Technical and Community College for his law enforcement education and training.
He started in Parker’s Prairie as a police officer in 1997 and was hired in 1998 as a Douglas County, Minn., sheriff, where he stayed until being hired by the THPD.
“It was exciting to be hired and I was honored to have been chosen by the city I grew up in.” he said. “I’m looking forward to being near my family and friends and for my kids to have the quality of life I did when I grew up in Two Harbors,” Anderson said.