NEWS - "Nessen resigns as police chief, Crockett named interim replacement"

Updated: Mar 31


Sgt Brian Crockett has been named as interim police chief for the Tremonton Garland department after Chief Nick Nessen resigned last week. Photo courtesy Tremonton City

TREMONTON - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, March 30, 2022


Tremonton City is in the market for a new police chief after the current chief, Nick Nessen, tendered his resignation to officials last week. Nessen had been chief for the Tremonton Garland department for just eight months. He was sworn in last October after serving as interim chief of police for two months prior and was a member of the department for 16 years.


The reason given for his departure, according to Mayor Lyle Holmgren, was to seek other career opportunities.


Holmgren said Nessen’s parting with the city was on good terms. “He has done a fabulous job for the city, and we wish Nick and his family the best in his future endeavors in law enforcement,” Holmgren said.


The city will now advertise the position nationally, although internal applications will be accepted, Holmgren noted. “We have a lot of talent in our department so we will take that into consideration." A new police chief should be named by June.


Brian Crockett, who worked as police administrative sergeant under Nessen, will act as interim chief while the city seeks a replacement for Nessen. Crockett is a 25-year law enforcement veteran.