Thursday, March 16, 2006

William McManus Named as New Police Chief

San Antonio now has a new police chief. Last night the city announced that former Minneapolis police chief William McManus, will be taking over the San Antonio Police Department.

McManus did not originally file by the December 31st deadline, but after some internal politics in Minneapolis, City Manager Sheryl Sculley quickly added his name to the list of nominees.

According the Express-News, the new police chief will start on April 17th when Albert Ortiz steps down.

The plan is to get to know the officers, get to know the community and the values of the people of San Antonio," said McManus, who called San Antonio a "world-class city.

McManus plans on strengthening a community based approach to deter and prevent crime, and he will be working with a force that is nearly twice the size as his Minneapolis department.


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