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Chief of police

A chief of police is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America. Alternative titles for this position include Commissioner, Superintendent, and Chief constable. In contrast to a U.S. Sheriff, who is generally elected by the voters of a county, except in the states of Rhode Island and Hawaii, a Chief of Police is usually a municipal employee who owes his or her allegiance to a city or to...

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