City of Peoria Press Release
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Deputy Chief to Oversee Police Until New Chief Is Hired
PEORIA, Ariz. (Jan.
27, 2011) – City Manager Carl Swenson has appointed Rocky J. Smith acting
police chief until Peoria can replace Chief Larry Ratcliff, who retires Feb. 1.
As a deputy chief,
Smith, 49, already oversees the Operations Division, which includes Patrol North
and South, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations and Neighborhood
Smith joined the Peoria
Police Department as an officer in 1984. He is a graduate of Northwestern
University’s School of Police Staff and Command.