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Sgt. Iversen has been with the Ocean Shores Police Department since 1993, when he started his career as a Reserve Officer.

iversen_nation_instoryIn January 1997, he accepted a position as a full-time Police Officer, which was the beginning of a very successful career as he represents himself, his family and the Ocean Shores Police Department with the utmost respect and honor.

During his career with the Ocean Shores Police Department, Sgt. Iversen has served as the Reserve Officer Section Coordinator, Marine Patrol Officer and Section Coordinator, and has served as a Bike Patrol Officer. He has been a TASER Instructor for the department and has held the position of Detective. And, he has been a Special Operations Team member and he has been a Team Leader on the Surf Rescue Team.

On January 1, 2021, he took a huge step forward in his career by accepting a much-deserved promotion to his current rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Iversen currently serves as a Marine Patrol Officer in the summer, and in the winter he and his wife have done an amazing job of volunteering with the local Shop With A Cop program each year.

During his 26 years of service, Sgt. Iversen has received multiple letters of appreciation and certificates of commendation, along with earning the very prestige’s Medal of Merit. Of which, he has earned 4 times for his courageous acts performing surf rescues.

I can not speak enough about Sgt. Iversen’s selfless acts he is continuously doing for this community, of which never get talked about, and he asks for no recognition. I have witnessed several myself, but mostly hear about them from citizens who write in Thank You letters. Whether it is helping people dig their vehicles out of the sand when they get stuck on the beach, or helping an elderly person take their groceries in to their house from their car or paying for someone’s meal and bus ticket when they are down on their luck. Sgt. Iversen never ceases to amaze me with his kindness that goes above and beyond his duties as a police officer.

And because of all of this, I am very honored to nominate Sgt. Chris Iversen for Officer of the Year.


  • Police Chief Neccie Logan