CLEARFIELD -- Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist says his recent appointment is likely to be the highlight of his career.
"I look forward to serving the (residents) of Clearfield," he said. "We have a great police department and wonderful officers. I consider this next phase of my career to be the highlight."
Stenquist was recognized for his new appointment at the city council meeting Tuesday night. His position came open with the appointment of Greg Krusi to police chief April 20.
Krusi's appointment left a vacancy for assistant chief.
After a recruitment process within the police department, Stenquist was selected.
"This is one more ripple that has come," Mayor Don Wood said of the promotions within the department.
Stenquist said he is grateful for being selected as assistant police chief and looks forward to seeing what he can accomplish.
He began his career with Tremonton, but has now been with Clearfield for more than 22 years. During that time, he has worked in patrol and investigations. Recently, he earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration.
City Manager Chris Hillman said Stenquist will work closely with Krusi in leading the department.
"We are pleased to have him as our assistant chief," Hillman said.
"We know he will do a great job in providing leadership and direction for the department."