Keokuk Names New Police Chief

Keokuk, IA – A new chief of police has been named in the city of Keokuk. The Keokuk City Council voted unanimously, Thursday night, to elevate Assistant Chief Tom Crew to the post. Mayor Pro-Tem Susan Dunek says Crew was the best choice for the job. The Keokuk Police Department's website shows that Crew has been on the force for nearly 20 years. He served for several years as the unit commander of the Lee County Narcotics Task Force and is a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy. The city received five applications for the position, including 3 from within the Keokuk Police Department. The Civil Service Commission certified the three local candidates. Dunek and council member Roger Bryant met with each of the three finalists before Dunek made her recommendation to the full council. Retiring Police Chief R-L Dobson says the city will be in good hands with Crew as chief. Crew's first official day on the job will be November 15.

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