Jason Foote named Yankton’s new Police Chief

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Yankton City Manager Amy Leon has announced that Commander Jason Foote will be the city’s next Police Chief.

Foote will take over his duties following the departure of retiring Chief John Harris in early July. He says he feels great support from the community.

He was one of two finalists for the top cop job, with Yankton Police Commander Todd Brandt. He says he doesn’t think that will be awkward.

Foote has been with the department since 1997, starting as an officer, later becoming animal control officer, canine handler and Sergeant before being named a Commander in 2018.