The city of Preston has a new Chief of Police. Sgt. Dan McCammon, who has been with the department for almost 15 years, was promoted to the position and will be sworn in March 1st.
Mayor Mark Beckstead made the announcement Monday evening during the Preston City Council meeting.
McCammon is replacing Chief Mike Peterson, who is leaving the position after just over a year on the job.
McCammon grew up in Bancroft, Idaho and Afton, Wyoming. He graduated from Star Valley High and attended Ricks College where he studied architecture and criminal justice.
Prior to his law enforcement career, he worked at Sharp Transportation and Jack B. Parson’s as a mechanic.
McCammon was hired by Preston City as a police officer in 2004. He is a firearms instructor, Taser instructor, and breath testing specialist for the department.
In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he took on additional responsibilities as a supervisor.
On a personal note, McCammon served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Honolulu, Hawaii Mission. He and his wife Jennifer have one daughter.