A new face is joining the Pleasantville Police Department following a unanimous vote by the city council on Jan. 2.

Officer Jon Gilbert will replace retired Lt. Tim Cox after he proudly served 37 years in law enforcement. Gilbert will be full-time and assigned to patrol duties.

Pleasantville PD is pleased to have Jon join the team. The department will continue to have a strong emphasis on community policing and feels Jon is the best choice to continue this mission.

Gilbert graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy last year. He previously worked full-time in the Iowa National Guard and has been deployed to Afghanistan.

Gilbert will continue to be in the Iowa National Guard and is a combat veteran. He is married and has one child.

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