New Henderson Police Chief Hired 21 Sep 11

The Henderson City Council hired a new chief of police this week. A total of 11 applications were initially received to replace retiring Henderson Police Chief Chester Aldrich. Of those 11, five finalists were chosen to be interviewed. But of those 5 candidates, two dropped out and one didn’t show up. That led the Henderson City Council to vote 3-2 to offer the position to Michael Cherney of Adams, Minnesota, contingent on a successful background check. Councilors Randy Tiegs and Paul Menne voted ‘No’ because of the low turnout of finalists. Cherney is a Naples, Florida native who has nearly 3 decades of law enforcement experience. He is expected to begin his police chief duties in Henderson on October 1st.