Dan Schiele, a 31-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department, has been named acting chief of the department.
Sacramento City Manager John Shirey announced the appointment on Monday. Schiele, who has served as deputy chief, will assume the duties of acting chief on Saturday, when Chief Rick Braziel retires. He will continue in the post until a new chief is selected.
Schiele has not applied for the permanent position of police chief, according to a department news release.
Schiele is a second-generation Sacramento police officer and has held a wide variety of assignments. Before being assigned as deputy chief in the Office of Investigations, he spent five years as commander of the Joseph E. Rooney Police Facility.
He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice management and has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College.
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