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Keith Mann Named New Ardmore Police Chief

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The new Ardmore police chief was named at Tuesday night's city commission meeting. Meredith Saldana was there and has more, on the new Chief.

His name is Keith Mann, he's a 33-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

At Tuesday's meeting, City Manager JD Spohn asked the mayor and board of commissioners to consider, and take action, to confirm his appointment of Keith Mann as Chief of Police.

The board and the mayor approved the appointment, making it official.

Mann stood up in front of the board and said he's not looking to revamp the department.

Instead, he's looking forward to coming in and working with the Ardmore police officers.

He will take over as police chief effective February 22, 2010.

City Manager JD Spohn says Chief Mann was selected after receiving a unanimous recommendation from the Interview Committee.

Spohn says Chief Mann has extensive experience in police budgeting, internal investigations, and dispute resolutions with the labor unions.

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News