Tucson names Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar as new police chief
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Tucson City Council has voted unanimously to make Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar the new chief of the city’s police department.
Kasmar, a 21-year police veteran, replaces Chris Magnus, who was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate to lead Customs and Border Protection.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said in a statement that Kasmar "has earned the respect of our Tucson community as well as fellow officers."
Kasmar was promoted to deputy chief in 2016. He’s a graduate of the Amphi Public School District in Tucson and the University of Arizona.
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