Peter Reichard Named as New London Chief of Police

Acting New London Police Chief Peter Reichard has been selected as the city's next Chief of Police.

The mayor’s office announced the decision Friday evening. Reichard has been acting chief since November 2016.

He was selected to head the department after a search that turned up 14 applicants from across the country.

“Throughout the selection process Chief Reichard competed and performed in an exemplary manner earning the confidence of the selection committee and Mayor Passero,” read the announcement from the mayor’s office.

Reichard's predecessor, Margaret Ackley, served as chief from 2009 to 2016.

The date of Reichard’s swearing in has not been decided.

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