City Manager Selects Next Police Chief

After an extensive search, City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Richmond, California Police Chief Christopher Magnus as the Tucson Police Department’s new chief. The appointment will be made final if approved by the Mayor and City Council at tomorrow’s Regular Meeting.

Over the weekend, Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz requested his name be withdrawn from consideration.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor is scheduled to retire in December, after 35 years with the Tucson Police Department.

Read the news release.