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Maumee gets new police chief

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Chief James MacDonald Chief James MacDonald
MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

There's a new police chief in Maumee, and he says he plans to keep the department moving forward.

Robert Zink has officially retired as chief of police, and Lt. James MacDonald, a 25-year vet with the department, has taken over.

Chief MacDonald has lived in Maumee for more than 30 years. He spent 13 years patrolling the streets with the department, another 11 as a sergeant, and the last year and a half as a lieutenant. He says his dream of becoming a police chief started when he was working toward his criminal justice degree at the University of Toledo.

"A goal I have is to make sure we keep Maumee with a small-town atmosphere," he said. "We will protect the borders and make sure that anyone who decides to bring a crime here will not be tolerated."

The chief also says he plans to keep training up-to-date and progressive while maintaining a strong presence on the streets.

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