FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLEASANT VIEW CITY APPOINTS RYON HADLEY TO BE POLICE CHIEF
October 30, 2014
Melinda Greenwood, City Administrator
PLEASANT VIEW, UTAH: At the October 28, 2014 City Council Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to appoint Ryon M. Hadley to serve as the new Police Chief. The Mayor and City Administrator conducted interviews on Friday, October 24, found Chief Hadley to be well qualified to fill the position, and recommended his appointment to the City Council. Many family members, Pleasant View Police Officers and staff, and fellow law enforcement colleagues such as Weber County Sheriff Thompson and South Ogden Police Chief Parke were present at the meeting to show their support for Chief Hadley.
Based on Chief Hadley’s previous career successes, we believe he will be able to work effectively with administration, officers, neighboring jurisdictions, citizens, local businesses and other counterparts. Further, we are confident that Chief Hadley’s character, when paired with his experience and interpersonal skills, will enhance the Administration’s efforts to meet the highest of expectations for all city employees.
Regarding his appointment, Chief Hadley said "This is an opportunity I relish, one that I look forward to, and we are going to try and make Pleasant View what it should be, and put it on the map for all the right reasons."
Chief Hadley served as interim police chief since July 14 of this year, and did an outstanding job during the transition period. Chief Hadley came to the city as a full-time patrol officer in June of 2013, and has been a sworn officer for nearly 40 years. Previously he has worked for Weber County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol sergeant and a precinct commander; he also served as the Chief of Police for Huntsville for 14 years. Ryon is very well respected in the law enforcement community, and comes with letters of recommendation from esteemed colleagues, including Chief Ashment (Ogden Police Department), Chief Hansen (Riverdale Police Department), Chief Parke (South Ogden Police Department), Sheriff Thompson (Weber County Sheriff’s Office) and Chief Warren (North Ogden Police Department).
Mayor Mileski commented "I’m excited about the opportunity the City and the Police Department has to set the highest of standards for accountability and professionalism for our officers. Ryon has the full support of all the police department staff, the City Administrator, the Council and myself. We all we look forward to embarking on this partnership together."