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Former Newman, Calif., chief to lead Truckee Police Department

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Adam McGill will be the next chief of police for the town of Truckee, town Manager Tony Lashbrook announced Friday.

According to a press release, McGill, 39, grew up in Californiaand#8217;s Central Valley and has worked as an officer and in a management capacity in the cities of Ceres and Modesto; he most recently served as chief of police in Newman, Calif.

For the past 18 months, McGill has worked for the U.S. State Department in Iraq as a Senior Police Advisor.

He holds a masters degree in Emergency Services and has 20 years of experience in law enforcement, according to the release. McGilland#8217;s appointment is still preliminary, but Lashbrook said he expects McGill to begin work in mid- February.

McGill will replace Nick Sensley, who retired in November.

McGill and his wife, Gena, have a 10-year-old daughter (Hannah) and a 12-year-old son (Christian). The family plans to relocate to Truckee at the end of the school year.

McGilland#8217;s intelligence, ability to communicate and his experience in effectively guiding a police department in a small community made him the top choice out of a field of 75 candidates, Lashbrook said.

and#8220;I am very excited to attract a chief with Adamand#8217;s depth of experience and enthusiasm for serving our community, and I look forward to his arrival in Truckee,and#8221; Lashbrook said in a statement Friday.

McGill will be sworn in at Town Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.