- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a San Francisco Bay Area police chief who presided over big declines in crime over the last decade was selected as the new chief of Tucson.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://sfg.ly/1QJR64L) that Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus is expected to be formally approved Tuesday by the Tucson City Council.

The new job comes with a $200,000-a-year salary.

During his tenure in Richmond, Magnus led efforts to improve community policing and communicate through social media. He implemented a gunshot-locating system and embraced other high-tech surveillance tools, the newspaper reported.

Richmond reported 11 homicides last year, the lowest figure seen since 1971.



The city saw 47 killings in both 2007 and 2009, and in 1991 suffered 62 killings, gaining national notoriety.

Magnus will replace Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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