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Capt. Rex Mueller Appointed as Police Chief

Post Date:08/15/2017 10:02 AM

We are pleased to announce that Captain Rex Mueller has accepted the position of Police Chief with the City of Sioux City. Rex has more than 21 years of experience with the Sioux City Police Department.  

Since becoming an officer with the Sioux City Police Department in 1996, Rex has worked in all three police department divisions and in multiple positions within the department including patrol officer, Community Action Support Team (CAST) Officer, Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, Field Training Officer, and Crime Stoppers Coordinator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and served as Sergeant of the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Sergeant of the Crimes Against Persons Unit of the Investigative Services Bureau. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander for the afternoon watch, overnight watch, Commander of the Community Policing Program, and then supervisor of the Records Section. Rex spent 18 years as a member of the SWAT team serving as an entry team member, team leader and as a Team Commander for the past 8 years. He was promoted to Captain in 2016 serving as Bureau Commander of the Uniform Services Bureau.

Rex obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Art from the University of South Dakota and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy for Law Enforcement Executives. A Sioux City native, Rex is a 1990 graduate of Bishop Heelan High School and resides in Sioux City with his wife, Sandra, and 10-year-old son, Logan. 

Rex will begin his position as Police Chief with the City on September 1. He will succeed Chief Doug Young who is retiring after 36 years with the department, serving the past eight years as Chief.

A nation-wide recruitment process was conducted including city staff and community stakeholders in the interview process.  

Rex Mueller

Capt. Rex Mueller takes questions from the media following the August 15 press conference.

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