by Dennis Dalman
Rice has a new police officer – Brent Curtis.
Curtis was sworn in by Rice Police Chief Ross Hamann at the March 21 Rice City Council meeting as family members, friends and well-wishers looked on.
A resident of St. Joseph, Curtis, 31, had previously lived for nine years in the Rice area.
“I know the area well and some of its people,” said Curtis during a March 22 interview with the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader. “It will be a good place to work.”
The St. Cloud native graduated in 2015 from the Law Enforcement Training Program at Alexandria Technical College and has worked for 10 years in the field of law enforcement. As the new Rice police officer, Curtis will do part-time work as a patrol officer.
The Rice Police Department is now comprised of Chief Hamann, Officer Suzanne DiMaggio-Boom and, as of March 21, Officer Curtis.