(Le Mars) – – Le Mars Police Chief, Kevin Vande Vegt issued the following news release on Wednesday, September 15th. On September 13, 2020 at approximately 10 AM the Le Mars Police Department received information that Le Mars Police Officer Jeremy Singer had engaged in misconduct involving social media activity depicting comments and behavior unbecoming of a Police Officer. Upon review of this information Officer Singer was placed on leave at 10:30 AM and a misconduct investigation was initiated.
Based on the results of the misconduct investigation Jeremy Singer was dismissed as a City of Le Mars Police Officer effective September 15, 2020. The City of Le Mars took this matter seriously and the actions and comments made by Officer Singer are not representative of the values in place to ensure that there is trust between the police department and the community of Le Mars.