New assistant police chief ‘old’ to Marion
Marion’s new assistant police chief is new to the department but not new to the community.
Steven Janzen, 36, grew up in Marion, where his parents both worked for the school district. He graduated Marion High School in 2001.
“I wanted to be able to make a difference in the community I grew up in,” Janzen said.
He said he also wanted to his children to be raised in the family atmosphere he said he enjoyed growing up here.
Janzen has 12 years’ law enforcement experience, previously working for the Nickerson, Hillsboro, and for a brief time the Marion police departments before being appointed assistant chief.
Married since 2008, he and his wife Jennifer have three children, Zayden, Zeke, and Zoey.