ML Police Department adds new staff
A new officer and an administrative assistant have been added to the Moose Lake Police Department.
Jamie Jungers began his duties as a part-time police officer for the department at the end of December.
Jungers is an experienced investigator, having recently served as the deputy director of the Office of Special Investigations at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
However, Jungers preferred serving on the police department.
He had served as a Duluth police officer for seven and one-half years, as well as having served the city of Moose Lake for a year and one-half as a police officer. He served as a police officer for 10 years in Helena, Montana.
Jungers grew up in Moose Lake and is a 1984 graduate of Moose Lake High School. He earned an Associate of Arts degree at the Alexandria Technical Institute. During his 20 years as a police officer Jungers has had continuous training.
“I’m happy to be back working in law enforcement in my hometown,” he said. “I like to make a difference, like serving on the school board. Since I have been here I have been doing a lot of felony investigations for fraud and theft.”
Jungers and his wife, Cindy, have four children.
Cathy Halverson is the new administrative assistant at the Moose Lake Police Department, a new position in the department.
Halverson has worked in the Carlton County Attorney’s Office for the past 16 years, where she gained experience in criminal justice and juvenile cases.
She is familiar with the computer system that is used by the Moose Lake Police Department because she used a similar program in the county attorney’s office.
Halverson grew up in Moose Lake and graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1987.
She earned a degree to become a legal secretary at Lake Superior College, and worked for Neil Heikkila, an attorney, in Moose Lake for seven and one-half years handling wills, real estate transactions and bankruptcies.
Halverson is glad to be back working in Moose Lake.
“That short drive is amazing,” she said in a recent interview. “I’m now working closer to home, with similar duties. It’s a good change.”
Halvorson has two grown sons who live in the area.
Because of the new position, the Moose Lake Police Department can be contacted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (218) 485-8404.