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Timothy Harrigan chosen as interim Lincoln police chief

Retired San Marino Police Chief Timothy Harrigan will serve as Lincoln’s interim police cheif while the search for a full-time chief continues.
Retired San Marino Police Chief Timothy Harrigan will serve as Lincoln’s interim police cheif while the search for a full-time chief continues.

Lincoln City Manager Matthew Brower has appointed retired San Marino police chief Timothy Harrigan as the city’s interim police chief while the search for a full-time chief continues.

Harrigan served in law enforcement in San Marino, near Pasadena, for 32 years, eventually becoming chief of police. Harrigan has extensive knowledge after numerous Peace Officer Standards of Training courses, including criminal investigations and civil disorder management, said Jill Thompson, Lincoln’s public information officer.

“We are so lucky to have someone of his caliber step in for us,” Thompson said. Former Police Chief Rex Marks left his position July 1. Thompson said Marks left to pursue other interests.

The city is recruiting candidates for a full-time police chief. The qualifications for applicants include eight to 10 years of experience in law enforcement, expertise in developing leadership solutions, a bachelor’s degree in criminology, political sciences or a related field.

For more details, go to www.lincolnca.gov/home/showdocument?id=3487. The annual salary range is about $123,000.

The application deadline is Aug. 25. Final candidates will rotate through three panel interviews, consisting of Lincoln Police Department employees, law enforcement management officials outside of Lincoln, members of the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce and interested business owners.

Thompson said the position will be filled by December.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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