McSheehy named next Pella Police Chief

Pella Police badge (photo from PPD Facebook page)

The City of Pella has named Shane McSheehy as the next Chief of Police, as of July 27.

McSheehy will take over the position permanently, following the resignation of Robert Bokinsky, who took another job to be closer to family. Paul Haase has been serving as the interim chief.

McSheehy is a veteran law enforcement officer, according to a City press release, with over 26 years of service. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and another Master’s in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.

After 24 years of service to the Eunis Police Department, he earned the rank of Captain. His career has included time served on Road Patrol, Criminal Investigation, the Office of Professional Standards, Training, Traffic Homicide Accreditation, Communications and Special Enforcement. For 22 years, he has been a tactical operator and has participated in training SWAT officers.

McSheehy has been married to wife, Debbie, for 25 years. They have three children – Kelli, Alex and Zane. Zane will enroll in Pella High School this fall as a junior. Shane and Debbie also have three grandchildren.