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Detective Jay Halverson of the Alexandria Police Department demonstrates how he or other officers would go about collecting DNA evidence from a scene. (Jessica Sly/Echo Press)

‘Solving crimes is a huge reward’

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Law enforcement officers at the Alexandria Police Department (APD) have their hands full. Day to day, they handle all kinds of crime, from assaults to burglaries to traffic accidents.


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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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