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Eugene's New Police Chief Sworn Into Office

City of Eugene

The city of Eugene has a new police chief.

Eugene Police Department Chief Chris Skinner was sworn in during a downtown ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

City Manager Jon Ruiz selected Skinner to lead the department on March 19th. Skinner emerged as the top candidate for the position after an extensive nationwide search and interview process.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.