The Centralia Board of Aldermen has chosen a new chief of police to head the Centralia Police Department, according to the city's website. Bob Bias, the new chief, will begin work Sept. 3.
Bias' appointment comes on the heels of former Centralia police chief Larry Dudgeon's resignation. Dudgeon was the city's police chief for 11 years before his resignation, which took effect on June 1.
The city received 11 applications for the position and interviewed three people, according to the city's website. On Thursday, the Board of Aldermen voted to offer Bias the position, and he verbally accepted.
Bias starting working part-time as a police officer with the Centralia Police Department In September 2005, , according to the city's website. From 2008 to 2012, he was as a full-time sergeant, and from 2012 until ...
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