May 1, 2012 at 7:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has made his choice for the city's next police chief.
Rybak says he'll nominate Assistant Chief Janee Harteau to succeed Chief Tim Dolan. Dolan is retiring at the end of this year. Harteau will be formally nominated in January, and the City Council must confirm it. If chosen, Harteau would be the city's first female police chief.
Rybak called her a smart cop, a savvy administrator and a natural leader. He says she'll be an exceptional chief. Harteau has been with the department for 25 years. She was named assistant chief this year.
Harteau says she's humbled by the mayor's confidence in her. She says she'll build upon Dolan's leadership, and her focus will be to improve public safety and public trust.