Panzer To Retire As Pierre Police Chief

After more than 28 years, Pierre’s Police Chief is calling it a career.  In a post on the department’s Facebook page, Chief Dave Panzer Jr. has announced his retirement.  Panzer began his law enforcement career in Vermillion the moved to the Pierre Police Department in 1989.  He became Chief in 2014.  Panzer’s official date of retirement is March 9th.  Panzer is the latest mid-sized town police chief to wrap up their time in law enforcement.  Both Brookings and Huron recently have appointed new police chiefs due to retirement.