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Johnston Names New Police Chief

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JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The new Police Chief for Johnston has been named and he won’t have to travel far for the new job.

The city of Johnston has announced Dennis W. McDaniel will take over as Chief of Police. McDaniel is currently the police chief in Windsor Heights.

The city says McDaniel was chosen from a field of 80 applicants.

Mayor Paula Dierenfeld said, "The City is very excited about Chief McDaniel becoming a part of our team. Public safety is the most important responsibility of city government. Chief McDaniel will continue to build on the positive progress our Police Department has made over the past several years."

McDaniel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Ambrose University and has served in law enforcement in Marshalltown and Windsor Heights for 16 years.

He takes the place of Bill Vaughn, who retired on March 4th after spending six years as Johnston’s Chief of Police.