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Assembly approves new police chief hire

Petersburg officials say they were impressed with all three finalists for police chief, but Kelly Swihart’s (SWEYE-hart’s) Alaskan experience is one of the factors that helped give him an edge. Swihart is currently Director of Public Safety for Hoonah. Petersburg’s Borough Manager offered Swihart the job and he accepted Monday afternoon. The Borough assembly approved the hire that evening. Swihart will take over this summer for retiring chief Jim Agner. Matt Lichtenstein has more on the new hire:
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