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On behalf of the Anamosa Police Department...welcome to our official webpage!  In May 2018, I was appointed to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Anamosa.  As a resident of this community, I have a vested interest in making sure that Anamosa is a safe place to live and work.  I will devote my education, training and experience to serving and protecting the citizens of Anamosa.

Chief Hoyt started his career in public safety in December 2004.  After 14 years of progressive law enforcement/public safety experience (over 5 years in a supervisory role), he decided to pursue an executive level career in law enforcement.  Chief Hoyt holds an A.B. in Business Administration from AIB College of Business, a B.S. in Psychology/Criminal Justice from Upper Iowa University and a M.P.A in Organizational Management from American Public University.  During his career in law enforcement Chief Hoyt has received specialized training in a variety of areas, including: Basic Police Officer Training, Basic Spanish For Law Enforcement, Marijuana Laboratory Identification, Interview & Interrogation, Tactical Warrant Service, Special Response Team Basic Training, Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist, First Line Supervision, Internal Affairs, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, A.L.I.C.E. Instructor (Active Shooter), Defensive Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor and Expandable Baton Instructor.  In his spare time, Chief Hoyt values spending time with his family and is passionate about the martial arts and physical fitness.