U of Illinois selects new police chief

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois has a new campus police chief.

Longtime University of Illinois police officer Jeff Christensen will take the job. The News-Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/M4n7Q2 ) the selection is pending approval by the board of trustees next month. Christensen has been interim chief and director of public safety since February. He replaces Barbara O'Connor, who left the university to become chief and director of public safety at the University of Connecticut.

Christensen was a student-patrol supervisor at the university when he was an undergraduate student. He has since worked as a patrol officer, lieutenant, deputy chief and assistant director.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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