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Rick St. John named as Glendale Police Department's Chief of Police

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 16:32:33-05

The City of Glendale has named its next police chief.

Rick St. John has been appointed chief of police for the Glendale Police Department, a spokesperson announced Friday.

St. John has been serving as interim chief since July 2016 after former chief Debora Black moved to Prescott.

"Chief St. John is an extraordinary law enforcement leader who has earned my highest degree of confidence," said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps in a prepared statement.

According to the announcement, St. John has been with the department for more than two decades serving on the agency's first neighborhood response and domestic violence units. He then served as assistant chief and interim chief.