Mork appointed as WC police chief

Sergeant Shiloh Mork has been appointed to the position of Webster City Chief of Police, according to a press release issued on Thursday.

“I am honored to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Webster City,” Mork said in the release. “I look forward to strengthening the bond between the citizens and the police and leading the men and women of the Webster City Police Department towards this department becoming a premier law enforcement agency.”

Chief Mork replaced Brian Hughes who resigned from the position earlier this year. Chief Mork will officially assume his duties on Sept. 2. Mork said his goals as chief of police include making members of the department more visible in the community.

“We’re going to get out in the public a bit more, do some different activities downtown, get the officers out amongst the people instead of staying in the squad car,” Mork said. “Just kind of expanding on what we’ve been doing over the past couple years.”

Chief Mork is a second-generation police officer who began his career as a patrolman with the Charles City Police Department in 1999. In 2000, he began working with the Webster City Police Department as a patrolman. He was promoted to sergeant in 2002 and has held the positions of patrol sergeant and investigator sergeant. Mork said his 14 years of experience in Webster City will greatly benefit the department.

“I’ve seen what works in the department, what hasn’t worked in the department, I’ve got a vested interest in the department,” Mork said. “We’ve got a really good bunch of people here and I can bring that 14 years to make it an even better place.”

Mork has had various assignments throughout his career. He has served as a neighborhood watch liaison, reserve office liaison, field training officer supervisor, investigator, fleet manager and watch commander. He has been an adjunct instructor for Iowa Central Community College for 10 years, instructing all aspects of law enforcement.

Mork earned his associate of arts degree in criminal justice in 1995, and his bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and psychology with honors in 1997. He has attended various police-related managerial trainings including the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leading by Legacy as well as Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Supervision of Police Personnel.

Mork is married to Corrine. The couple has four children, Andrew, Nathan, Elizabeth and Katherine.