August 16, 2022

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Former Aurora police chief returns to lead department on interim basis

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A former Aurora police chief will return to lead the department on an interim basis after the city manager fired Vanessa Wilson earlier this month, the city announced Wednesday. 

Daniel Oates, who served as chief from 2005 to 2014, will serve as the department’s interim chief and help select a permanent replacement for Wilson by the end of the year, the city said in a statement.

City Manager Jim Twombly said he chose Oates for the job because he had established trust with the community and the city’s officers and believes he would effectively manage the department. 

“Dan brings focus to crime reduction, community engagement and internal leadership that will serve our community well during this transition. He will also provide critical guidance as we begin to seek community input…

Olivia Prentzel

2022-04-20 14:45:43

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