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Officer Bohringer Enjoying Small-Town Policing

Posted 11/2/2017

By Jared JanzenLORENZO Bohringer is Halstead’s newest full-time police officer. He previously worked for the Hutchinson Police Department. LORENZO Bohringer is Halstead’s newest full-time police officer. He previously worked for the Hutchinson Police Department.

HALSTEAD—Being a police officer in a small town has its perks, according to the newest addition to Halstead’s police force. A month after switching from Hutchinson to Halstead police departments, Officer Lorenzo Bohringer said he is enjoying the opportunity to do more community-based policing here. 

Bohringer became a full-time officer for Halstead on Oct. 1 but had worked part-time here for a few months prior to that. So far he feels he’s off to a good start getting to know the Halstead community, he said.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time in the middle school and some time in the high school, just kind of getting to know the staff and the students there,” he said.

Bohringer brings nine years’ experience at the Hutchinson Police Department to his new position.

Hutchinson is where he grew up, and for now he plans to continue living there with his family. His wife works at the clinic, and they decided for him to be the one to commute rather than move here and necessitate her to commute. They have a daughter who will turn 2 this month and are expecting their second child in December.

Bohringer has a long-time relationship with Halstead Police Chief Josh Orem from the years Orem used to work for Hutchinson. When Bohringer first started looking into a law enforcement career at age 16, Orem served as advisor for the cadet program.

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