Originally from Crosby, Chief Taylor joined the Nisswa Police Department at it's inception in 1996. From 1993-1994 he worked at the Breezy Point Police Department then served as an officer with the Bullhead City P.D. in Arizona until coming to Nisswa.
Taylor, who also served as the Nisswa Police Department's sergeant from 1999-2000, was sworn in as police chief on September 23, 2000.
Taylor's goals for the department include officer training and retention, having officers present in the school and preventing crimes against the elderly. Taylor says the key for the Nisswa Police Department is to prepare for the future. "Nisswa isn't just a seasonal city any more, and like most of Crow Wing County, Nisswa will be growing in the next 15 years."