Chief Matt Betzen joined the Vermillion Police Department in July of 2011. Matt served in the Marine Corps and then as a police officer for 23 years before coming to Vermillion; the last 20 of those years in Alaska. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University out of Clinton, Iowa. Matt has been a police instructor since 1999 in a variety of topics and enjoys teaching communications, ethics, and leadership courses. Matt’s pastimes include spending time with his wife, Nancy; playing with his dog, Gracie; and following the adventures of his three grown children: Carly, Sasha, and Noah.