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Citrus Heights police chief is appointed city manager

Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd will take over as city manager on Oct. 1.
Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd will take over as city manager on Oct. 1. lsterling@sacbee.com

Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher W. Boyd will assume a new job as the town’s city manager.

The City Council announced the appointment of Boyd, who has served as chief since 2005, on Thursday. In a news release, the city said Boyd was known during his years as chief for championing community policing, leadership development, a focus on youths, and innovative programs to reduce crime.

“Chris is already well-versed on the issues facing Citrus Heights,” said Mayor Jeannie Bruins. “He understands the community and local challenges. His experience affords him a vantage point many city managers do not have.”

Boyd, 49, has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from the College of Notre Dame. He was president of the California Police Chiefs Association in 2014.

Boyd, who starts his new job Oct. 1, replaces current City Manager Henry Tingle, who announced in January he would be retiring. Tingle was appointed in 1999.

Amy Van, city clerk, said a contract agreement with Boyd, including his salary as city manager, has not been finalized but likely would be on the council’s July 28 or Aug. 11 agenda. Boyd’s current salary as police chief is $217,560.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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