- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A California police chief has been named chief of police in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe.

City officials on Friday announced the appointment of Sylvia Moir (moy-er), who had been the police chief in El Cerrito, California since 2010.

Moir is the first externally appointed chief in Tempe since 1968.

She succeeds Tom Ryff, who retired last month.

Moir was one of three finalists for the job.

The others were Tempe’s acting police chief John Rush and Christopher Vicino, the assistant police chief in Riverside, California.

Moir is expected to start her new job on March 21.

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