Dan Fraley was appointed by Mayor Richard Clark and unanimously approved by the Albia City Council last week as the new Albia Police Chief.
Fraley, 57, has 35 years of experience in law enforcement, including 24 years with the Sioux City P.D. as a police officer, motorcycle officer, sergeant and investigator in the vice unit and alcohol and tobacco interdiction.
Born in Albert Lea, Minn., he began is law enforcement career in 1984 as a police officer in Tarkio, Mo. and then Excelsior Springs, Mo. He served five yearas in Liberty, Mo. before joining the Sioux City P.D.
During his time in Sioux City Fraley also served as a school resource officer and did the city’s D.A.R.E. program.
He retired at 55, joined Luther College as their Assistant Director of Security, got board and joined the Brookfield, Mo. police department where he and his wife have a cabin on a lake.
Fraley’s wife, Holly, is a nurse who has been traveling back and forth between Brookfield and Ames to provide child care for their daughter, who works as a dispatcher for the ISU police. He has a son who is a physical therapist in Oklahoma City.
“I think I will bring a wide variety of experience to the department,” he said. “Everything from busting neighborhood drug houses, to serving abatements.”
Fraley began last week as Albia Police Chief.