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MSU Police Department names next chief

Posted: 6:27 PM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-28 14:46:28Z

A familiar face inside the Michigan State University Police Department will take over as chief next year.

Deputy Chief Kelly Roudebush has been chosen to lead the department, according to a press release from MSU. She starts on January 1, 2019.

Roudebush is a 24 year veteran of the MSU Police Department. She started as an officer in 1994.

Roudebush will succeed Chief Jim Dunlap, who retires December 31 after nearly a half century of service.

Roudebush will be the first woman to lead the MSU Police Department.