Police Chief, Sergeants Take Oath of Office

New Hope’s Newly Appointed Police Chief, Sergeants Take Oath of Office
Posted on 07/27/2021
New Hope’s recently appointed police chief, Chief Tim Hoyt took the oath of office Monday night at the New Hope City Council Meeting. Newly promoted Sergeant Mike TenEyck and Sergeant Chris Cazin also took the oath. The ceremony was previously delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ceremony took place at the beginning of the meeting and, in addition to New Hope City Council and city staff, was attended by family, friends and current and past members of the New Hope Police Department (NHPD).

Hoyt moved into his role as police chief in November. Since beginning in his new role, Hoyt has implemented the department’s community engagement and officer wellness programs and is currently instituting the department’s body-worn cameras.

Hoyt has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience. After joining the NHPD in 2006, he was promoted to sergeant in 2011. In addition to his duties as sergeant, Hoyt has overseen the field training program, K-9 program and served on the Northwest Metro Drug Task Force. Before joining the NHPD, Hoyt served with the Eau Claire, Augusta and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, police departments. Hoyt has an associate degree in law enforcement, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies and a master’s degree in criminal justice leadership.

Sergeant Mike TenEyck was promoted to sergeant in October. Teneyck joined the NHPD in 2008 and has served in a number of roles including field training officer, defensive tactics trainer, use of force trainer, school resource officer and investigator. He’s also served as a member of the Northwest Metro Drug Task Force and SWAT team. Before joining the NHPD he served as an intern with the Carver County Sherriff’s Office and worked in private security.

Sergeant Chris Cazin was promoted to Sergeant in November. He began his career with the NHPD in 2014, serving in a variety of roles including DARE, school resource officer, firearms instructor, field training officer, team leader on the SWAT team and acting sergeant while the role was vacant. Cazin previously served with the Hoyt Lakes, Biwabik, Eveleth and Breitung Township police departments as well as the St. Louis County Sherriff’s Department.