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Officer Turnover, Texas City's Growth Challenge New Police Chief

October 15, 2009
When Michael McConnell steps in as the fifth police chief of Horizon City, Texas, in two years, he will inherit a department grappling with an increase in calls for service and a staff saddled with high turnover.

Tampa Names Florida's First Female, Openly Lesbian Chief

September 17, 2009
The pioneering Jane Castor, 49, rose through the ranks of the department, where she has worked various assignments including patrol, narcotics, family violence and sex crimes, and criminal intelligence.

Exclusive: New Oakland Chief Outlines Improvement Plan

September 15, 2009
On the eve of taking over as the Oakland Police Department's top cop, Anthony Batts told POLICE Magazine the department needs technological modernization, better crime statistics and a nudge to heal from the loss of four officers killed by a desperate parolee in March.

Oakland Chief Tony Batts

September 14, 2009

Anthony Batts, who was picked to lead the Oakland (Calif.) PD, spoke with POLICE Magazine about his plan to upgrade technology, improve patrol morale, and bring additional resources to a department facing budget cuts and the grief from the loss of four officers killed pursuing a desperate parolee. Batts arrives from Long Beach, Calif., a city with similar demographics, where crime fell in six of his seven years as chief.

Search for New LAPD Chief May Continue Beyond Oct. 31

August 27, 2009
Antonio Villaraigosa may name an interim chief or leave the post vacant for several weeks following Bratton's departure. As many as 11 internal candidates have applied for the job.

New Detroit Chief Must Tame Scandal-Plagued City

August 13, 2009
Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans, the former Wayne County Sheriff, has pledged to bring order to Detroit streets he calls the "wild wild West," the Associated Press reports in a feature.

Retiring LAPD Chief Has Book Deal

August 13, 2009
William Bratton, who has said he will retire as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in September, is working on a book for Random House"about the importance of people and organizations working well with others," has has told the Associated Press.

Oakland Taps Long Beach Chief to Lead Department

August 12, 2009
Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts will take over the Oakland Police Department in September, the MercuryNews.com reports.

New San Francisco Chief Sworn In

August 11, 2009
About a dozen city officials gathered in Mayor Gavin Newsom's office Friday afternoon to usher in what many hope will be a new era at the San Francisco Police Department with the swearing-in of George Gascón, the first outsider to take the helm in 30 years.

Bratton's Exit Poses a Major Challenge for LAPD

August 6, 2009
Chief William Bratton's announcement that he will leave the Los Angeles Police Department in the fall has surprised police and city leaders, who must replace a leader who bolstered a law enforcement agency reeling from the Rampart corruption scandal.

Chief Bratton Stepping Down from LAPD

August 5, 2009
William J. Bratton is expected to announce plans to resign as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department today to take over as head of a private security firm, sources have told The Los Angeles Times.

Virginia Chief Resigns After DUI Arrest

July 30, 2009
Alexandria Police Chief David Baker has resigned, following his DUI arrest almost a week ago, the Alexandria Gazette Packet reports.

Detroit Mayor Dismisses Police Chief

July 4, 2009

Detroit Mayor David Bing has fired the city's police chief, James Barren, who had been on the job less than a year, the Detroit Free Press reports. The move comes two days after the department acknowledged it undercounted 2008 homicides.

Mesa PD Picks Operations Commander As Interim Chief

June 30, 2009

The Mesa Police Department has picked Vicki Myers as its interim chief to replace George Gascon, who has taken the top job with the San Francisco Police Department, azfamily.com reports.

SF Hires Mesa Chief As Top Cop

June 17, 2009

Looking to bring new blood into the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Gavin Newsom has reached outside the city and selected George Gascón, police chief of Mesa, Ariz., to replace outgoing Chief Heather Fong, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Westhampton Beach Village Chief Making $188,709 Wants a Raise

June 4, 2009

Westhampton Beach Police Chief Raymond Dean makes $188,709 a year, is given a car for his work and personal use, and he wants more, Newsday reports.

Councilman Proposes Rescinding Term Limits for LAPD Chief Bratton

March 26, 2009
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson called Wednesday for public hearings on whether to rescind the two-term limit for the city's police chief, a change that would allow William J. Bratton to serve as head of the Los Angeles Police Department until 2017.

Arkansas Police Chief Killed in Ice Storm Accident

January 29, 2009
Trumann Police Chief Larry Blagg, 39, was remembered Wednesday as a family man who went well beyond his duty, dying to protect people in the Poinsett County town. Blagg, a 17-year veteran of the department, was killed Tuesday night when a piece of a tree limb struck him on West Main Street.

Flint, Mich., Police Chief Faces U.S. Fraud Charge

January 24, 2009
Chief David Dicks was indicted Wednesday on a charge of fraudulently receiving more than $1,000 from an organization that gets federal money. Dicks is accused of receiving nearly $47,000 through a no-show job at a security company run by his father.

San Francisco Chief Announces Retirement

December 22, 2008
San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong, who rose through the ranks to become the city's first female chief nearly five years ago, announced her retirement Saturday on a radio program hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom.
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