Lind appointed as Aplington Police Chief

Area native Matt Lind has been named as the Aplington Police Department’s new Police Chief. Lind replaces former chief Michel Luze who retired at the end of 2018 after 36 years of service. (Michaela Kendall/Eclipse News Review photo)

Longtime Aplington resident Matt Lind, who formerly worked as an officer for the Aplington Police Department from 2005 to 2013, has been named the new Police Chief - replacing former Police Chief Michel Luze who recently retired after 36 years of service. Lind, who is originally from Janesville, joined the military shortly after graduating high school, kicking off an impressive 25 year-long career in the service.

He started out as an infantry soldier and was deployed several times to overseas locations including Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He also worked at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for a stretch, where he guarded detainees. Further on in his military career, Lind worked as a Training Operative where he was in charge of day to day training and operations of his assigned unit of 120 soldiers, as a drill instructor for Basic Training, and as a military police sergeant.

Lind also spent time working with the Department of Corrections at the Iowa Women’s Correctional Institution in Mitchellville, at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Fort Dodge and at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora.

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