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City commissioners to launch hunt for new police chief

Andy Ouriel • Jan 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Sandusky city commissioners said Monday they're gearing up to assemble a committee of residents and commissioners who can spearhead the search for a new police chief.

Said commissioner Pervis Brown: “For us to move forward and to get a continuous, unified organization, we need to have the people in place. It’s the first of the year and it’s a new commission, so we have to get this going.”

Commissioners haven't chiseled a time frame for the search process, and they have yet to select members for the search committee.

Jim Lang has served as the city's interim police chief since September 2010. His $85,000-a-year contract expires Jan. 11, 2013, but commissioners said they hope to find a new chief before then. City manager Nicole Ard would ultimately be responsible for choosing the final candidate, as she directly oversees that position.

For more on this story, pick up Tuesday's Register.

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