- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The police chief of Davenport, Iowa, will leave his position to become police chief in Overland Park, Kansas, Davenport officials announced Friday.

Police Chief Frank Donchez will begin his new job in the Kansas City suburb on Oct. 20.

Donchez came from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2008 to lead the Davenport department’s 163 sworn officers. In Overland Park, Donchez will head a department with 250 sworn officers.

Davenport officials noted that during Donchez’s tenure, the city saw a 49 percent reduction in crime.

Davenport, in eastern Iowa, has a population just over 100,000. Overland Park’s population is about 180,000.

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