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PSL Alum, Lee Russo named Chief of Police in West Valley City Utah

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, A former police chief from Kentucky will lead the troubled police force in Utah’s second-largest city, with a priority of restoring trust in law enforcement after a series of controversies. "I saw this as an opportunity that I was well-matched for," Lee Russo said at a news conference Tuesday announcing his selection.

Russo, 49, was chief of the Covington, Ky., Police Department from 2007 to 2012 and worked more than two decades before at the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland, working his way up to captain and precinct commander. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in business management and organizational development from Johns Hopkins University. Read more