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Jim Van Schaick, the new Police Chief of New York Mills, prepares for a day of serving the community. "I really enjoy helping the people of a community. We don't need a pat on the back. Just seeing folks having their problems solved is thanks enough," he said.

New Police Chief to protect and serve citizens of New York Mills

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The Police Department of New York Mills has a new Police Chief, a family man who has been involved in public safety for most of his adult life.


Born and raised in Thief River Falls, Jim Van Schaick first became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at the age of 19. He attended Paramedic School at Century College, and by the age of 22 was a paramedic.

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