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Former Mass. chief named new South Bend police chief

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Ronald Teachman (Courtesy City of South Bend) Ronald Teachman (Courtesy City of South Bend)

Updated 3:20 PM 12/28/2012) -- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a conference call with the media Friday afternoon to address his appointment of Ron Teachman as the new Chief of Police. 

"This is a really great day for the police department and the future of the city," Buttigieg said.  The mayor said Teachman rose to the top of the list during a rigorous search to fill the position.  He says he'll task Teachman with "cultivating the next generation of leadership" within the department.  "There's no doubt in my mind he's going to do a great job."

FOX 28 has an interview scheduled with Teachman later this afternoon.  We'll bring you more on this developing story as it happens.

(12/28/2012) -- Mayor Pete Buttigieg has named Ron Teachman as the new chief of police for the City of South Bend.  Teachman is the former police chief for New Bedford, Massachusetts where he served the force for 34 years.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to continue as a public safety professional in service to others," said Teachman in a news release sent out Friday afternoon. "It is exciting to have been selected by Mayor Buttigieg, who has a great vision for the future of South Bend, and to become part of his team moving the city forward. The Mayor's passion for his hometown is infectious. I am also eager to work alongside the members of the of the South Bend Police Department and with the people of South Bend, from all walks of life and in every neighborhood, to lower crime and improve the quality of life."

Teachman replaces Interim Chief Chuck Hurley who took over in March after former-Chief Darryl Boykins was demoted.

"Chief Teachman is an experienced law enforcement professional with a proven track record of managing a large department and building strong partnerships to reduce violence," said Mayor Buttigieg. "I am confident he will be an energetic and effective leader for the South Bend Police Department and the South Bend community."

After rising through the ranks to become chief in New Bedford, Teachman worked for the Emergence Group, a Washington, D.C. based company specializing in criminal justice reform in post-conflict and emerging nations. He has a law degree from the New England School of Law in addition to two bachelor's degrees.

The city had announced three finalists for the position two weeks ago, saying Mayor Buttigieg would make a final decision quickly.

Check back and tune in tonight to FOX28 News at 10 for updates on this developing story.

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