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Outlaw Officially Sworn In As TPD Interim Chief

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Tallahassee’s new interim police chief was officially sworn in Monday. Steve Outlaw will temporarily fill the position left open when former police chief Michael DeLeo resigned last month.

Outlaw has served for more than 30 years and had been planning to retire. But Deputy City Manager Cynthia Barber says she’s glad he hasn’t left quite yet.

“I think we could be no more fortunate to have such a fine person to serve in this role—someone with a history who is well respected not only in this organization but also in this community,” Barber said.

Meanwhile a group of Tallahassee community leaders and law enforcement professionals have been tapped to help select a new chief. Once the job is posted that processes is expected to take up to six months.