UO Names New Police Chief

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon announced it has a new police chief.

It has named the interim chief Carolyn McDermed as the new top cop. McDermed says the timing of this appointment couldn’t be better, since the department is transitioning from a public safety department to a full-fledged police force.

“I am excited about it this is a really great opportunity that not very many people have, police officers in general to be able to build a police department from the bottom,” McDermed said.

She says the department will go in front of the university board on Friday to find out if it’ll be able to arm its officers.

This weekend some officer applicants will be taking physical and written tests to apply for those positions.

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