Police officers sworn in

Daniel Hayes, left, and Kori Rex, right, were recently sworn in as new members of the Weiser Police Department. Hayes is a first-year patrol officer and Rex is the city’s new code enforcement officer. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
Philip A. Janquart
The City of Weiser recently swore in two new law enforcement officers during a ceremony that took place at city hall.
 Mayor Randy Hibberd swore in Patrol Officer Daniel “Danny” Hayes and Code Enforcement officer Kori Rex.
 Officer Hayes was born in Texas, but said he moved around growing up due to his father’s military service. His last residence was in San Diego before moving to Idaho to be near family.
 His father flew Blackhawk helicopters in the military and the U.S. Customs Service and later served as a police officer, which ultimately inspired Daniel to follow in his footsteps.
 “My father was in law enforcement and my grandfather was too, so I grew up in that environment,” he told the Signal American last week.
 Hayes served in the military from 2009 to 2013 before graduating from the POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Academy in Meridian in 2013.
 He then got a job with the Idaho Department of Corrections, at the prison south of Boise, which led to his desire to become a patrol officer.
 His first day on the job in Weiser was May 8, and his first ever as a patrol officer.
 “I like the challenge of working with people,” he said. “There are a lot of different things I get to learn: being able to talk to people, figuring out that there are different ways to talk to different people, in different situations. It has been challenging in a good way.”
 Although Hayes said he doesn’t mind the daily commute from the Boise area, he is currently in search of a place to live in Weiser.
 “I love it here; it’s nice,” he said. “It’s still nice and quiet and I’d like for it to stay that way.”
 Rex grew up in Twin Falls. 
 She graduated high school in 2016 and spent two years at the College of Southern Idaho before deciding to make a life change.
 She moved to Boise about five years ago and found a job at the Idaho Humane Society where she worked as an animal care attendant for about six months.
 While there, she made a friend that suggested she try out animal control.
 “She told me, ‘You should get into this; I think you’ll really like it,’” Rex explained. “So, I did that for two and a half years and then came out here.”
 She has been on the job in Weiser since April 24 and commutes every day from a community south of Weiser. Her days so far have included working with current code enforcement officer Chuck Green who is retiring at the end of June. It is presumed a fair amount of her time will be spent learning city ordinances and codes.
 Until April, she had never been to Weiser and says that she likes it.
 “It’s definitely a lot different than Ada County, that’s for sure,” she said.



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