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April 11, 1997
The Los Angeles Police Commission rescheduled interviews with candidates for interim police chief, authorities announced Thursday. The interviews were abruptly canceled last week because commissioners said they needed to review the City Council's rejection of any buyout plan that would facilitate an early departure for Chief Willie L. Williams. After discussing the matter with the chief, commissioners said they have decided to proceed with the interviews.
July 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Officers from a dozen local and state agencies searched Monday for the killer who shot the police chief in this small town. Joseph White was found Sunday beside the open door of his police car in the parking lot of a dialysis center. He was shot once in the head or neck, Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent said. "We believe he was checking his vehicle or getting ready to make a [traffic] stop," Vincent said.
April 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago's police superintendent said he was stepping down as head of the beleaguered department, but he would not say what role two videotaped beatings involving off-duty officers had in his decision. Last month, prosecutors filed felony charges against an officer accused of beating a female bartender. Six other officers were removed from street duty after being accused of assaulting four businessmen in a bar. Superintendent Philip J.
November 9, 2006 | From Times staff reports
Santa Monica officials said Wednesday that Timothy Jackman had been hired as the city's police chief. Jackman, a 23-year Long Beach Police Department veteran, was deputy chief of that department for the last four years. He will replace James T. Butts Jr., who after 15 years as chief of the Santa Monica force left in August to become the "security czar" for Los Angeles' four airports. Jackman, 47, has a bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York and an MBA from UC Irvine.
October 1, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Garden Grove Police Chief Joseph Polisar will be sworn in Oct. 25 as president of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, officials said Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the group's 110th annual conference in Philadelphia. As president, Polisar, who has been with the Garden Grove department for five years, will focus on such matters as leadership development, terrorism intelligence sharing, legislative efforts in Congress and traffic safety, a spokesman said.
September 7, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A Texas grand jury indicted Houston's police chief on a felony perjury charge, prosecutors said. Chief Clarence Bradford, who commands 5,400 officers in the fourth-largest city in the U.S., was charged with allegedly lying under oath during a disciplinary hearing, Harris County assistant district attorney Don Smyth said. If convicted, Bradford could be sentenced from 2 to 10 years in prison, but would also be eligible for probation, Smyth said.
January 31, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Police Chief David L. Snowden will not run for Orange County sheriff, saying he wants to finish his career in Costa Mesa and spend time with his family. Encouraged to run by many of his peers, Snowden, 54, was considered a likely candidate. "I really love the job I have now, which exceeds my ambition to be sheriff," Snowden said in an interview Friday. "I've had a lot of support, but I've also had a lot of people at my agency say they didn't want me to run and they wanted me to stay there.
August 19, 1999
Without explanation, city officials have abruptly placed the police chief and a captain of the department on administrative leave. Chief Hourie Taylor and Capt. Percy Perrodin, each with more than 30 years in the department, were told they were under investigation by an outside agency and were placed on paid leave Monday night, Perrodin said. City Manager John Johnson and Mayor Omar Bradley did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Los Angeles police commissioners narrowed the list of police chief candidates Tuesday to 13 but declined to disclose the names, saying they had pledged to some of the applicants to keep the process secret until the top three are chosen next month. "There is a sensitivity, because they hold high positions, chief positions in other parts of the country," said Rick Caruso, president of the Police Commission. "Because of that, we decided it is a priority for us to live up to our commitment."
June 25, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Airport Police Chief Bernard J. Wilson announced Friday that he would retire this summer from the force that patrols the city's four airports. Wilson, 52, has been police chief and the security coordinator since April 1999 at Los Angeles International Airport, where he's responsible for the security of the 3,500-acre facility. Airport officials said a successor would be named after Wilson's retirement date has been set.
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