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Colorado Springs has new police chief after national search

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department has a new chief following a national search.

The Gazette reports Vince Niski, nominated to be the next Colorado Springs police chief, said Monday he will keep strengthening relationships with other city departments, much like his predecessor, Pete Carey.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers chose Niski after a national search drummed up 64 applicants.

Niski’s official appointment is pending confirmation by the City Council, but a majority of council members say they expect he’ll be approved unanimously.

Five of the nine council members told The Gazette they support Niski’s appointment and are likely to vote for him.

Niski joined the police department in 1989, and has served in the patrol, traffic and Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence divisions.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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