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Chicago Mayor Picks Newark Chief As New Top Cop
May 2, 2011
Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has picked the Newark (N.J.) Police director as his choice for police superintendent to replace departing Jody Weis, whose FBI background often didn't mesh with patrol officers.
New S.F. Chief Rose Through Ranks
April 28, 2011
Chief Greg Suhr arrives at the top police post with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Chief George Gascon, who left the department earlier this year after about 18 months to take the job of district attorney.
Former Missouri Sheriff Busted for Meth Distribution
April 19, 2011
Tommy Adams, who had been sheriff of Carter County for more than two years, allegedly snorted meth and then gave it to an informant. Adams, 31, is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Phoenix Chief Retires, Mayor Laments 'Vindictive' Politics
April 18, 2011
Jack Harris retired by sending a one-line e-mail to the city's top administrator. Mayor Phil Gordon told the Arizona Republic he regretted the retirement, calling it a lamentable result of "vindictive" political maneuvering.
Secret Service Investigating Ala. Chief with Counterfeit Cash
April 14, 2011
After the officer searching the Summerdale (Ala.) Police chief's vehicle found the cash, the chief attempted to deposit it into a local bank, which promptly reported it to the Secret Service.
Former Va. Chief Was Briefed On Recruit's Death, Acting Chief Says
April 7, 2011
Marquis, who retired in late February, initially didn't mention the head blows received by Kohn, and later said, "I think someone on my staff … should have advised me more thoroughly than I was."
N.Y. Senator: Ray Kelly Should Take Over FBI
March 22, 2011
U.S. Sen. Charles Shumer has begun lobbying for New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to head the FBI in September, when Robert Mueller steps down after 10 years in the post.
Philly's Top Cop Considers Chicago Job
March 18, 2011
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey acknowledged that he would seriously consider accepting the post of superintendent of the Chicago Police Department if the position were offered.
N.M. Chief Who Smuggled Guns Into Mexico Had Checkered Past
March 11, 2011
If convicted of gun smuggling, Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega could receive five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. However, his arrest Thursday by a joint task force is just the latest brush with the wrong side of the legal system for the chief.
N.M. Chief Arrested In Federal Border Raid
March 10, 2011
A federal raid targeting the Barrio Azteca street gang led to the arrest of Columbus (N.M.) Police Chief Angelo Vega Wednesday morning.
Fired Former St. Pete Chief Skipped Officer Funerals, Attended Cop Killer's
March 5, 2011
Goliath Davis, a former St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police chief and city administrator, said he was dismissed from his position because he skipped three memorial services for slain officers and attended the funeral of cop killer Hydra Lacy.
Phoenix Chief Reassigned Amid Mislabeled Kidnapping Reports
March 3, 2011
Public Safety Manager Jack Harris' salary and title will remain the same. However, he will not be stationed at police headquarters. He will remain focused on emergency management, criminal justice coordination, infrastructure and service security, and public transit security.
LAPD's Chief Supports Banning Extended Magazines
March 2, 2011
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced his support for federal legislation that would ban weapon magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.
Chicago's Top Cop Departs, Former Supt. Takes Interim Job
March 2, 2011
Weis resigned a day before the end of his contract; he took over leadership of the department in 2008 as a former FBI agent and Florida native who improved the agency's image yet strained relationships with rank-and-file officers.
Virginia Chief Involved In Recruit's Death Retires
February 24, 2011
City Manager Marcus Jones credited Chief Marquis with the ability to get things done, and added that he couldn't think outside his office. The city is now working out a severance package with the former chief.
Houston Chief Helps Revive Journalist
February 18, 2011
Chief Charles McClelland helped revive Tony Morris, who was covering the presser for Houston Style Magazine, after the freelance photographer stopped breathing
Calif. Chief Joked About 'Taking All of Bell's Money'
February 15, 2011
In an e-mail exchange prior to taking his position, former Bell (Calif.) Police Chief Randy Adams referred to himself as a "pig" and joked that he looked forward to "taking all of Bell's money," referring to his exorbitant salary.
Florida Agency Promotes First Female Chief
February 14, 2011
Jeanette Said-Jinete, a 26-year veteran, has taken over as the new chief of the Medley (Fla.) Police Department, becoming the first female chief in the agency's history and one of 10 now in Florida.
Virginia Chief On Hot Seat After Training Death
February 2, 2011
There have been public calls for the firing of Marquis and one council member said publicly he has lost faith in the chief for the way he handled the death of John Kohn, 40.
Oakland Chief Doesn't Get San Jose Job
January 28, 2011
Popular Oakland Police chief Anthony Batts released a statement saying he didn't get the job and, at the same time, raised doubts about whether he'll stay to lead an Oakland force that has shrunk from 800 to 657 in a year.
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