Police Chief Hagen to retire in fall, city manager says

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Helena’s police Chief Steve Hagen, left, will retire in the fall. He is shown in 2019 with fire Chief Ken Wood.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record INDEPENDENT RECORD

Helena police Chief Steve Hagen will be retiring this fall after 30 years of service to the city, it was announced Tuesday.

City Manager Rachel Harlow-Schalk told the mayor and city commissioners about his retirement in an email.

Helena police Chief Steve Hagen

CITY OF HELENA

“Chief Hagen has been a solid leader in this community, rising through the ranks to become Chief,” she wrote. “He is someone looked to for his insight and relied on as an organization leader. His love for this community, his job, and his department is clear from his thoughtful approach and direction. He is also someone I, along with the team, consider a friend ready to lean in and help.”

“We are sad to see Steve retire and at

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