University of Illinois Police announces interim police chief

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Courtesy: University of Illinois Police Department Courtesy: University of Illinois Police Department

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - University of Illinois Police Department announced Saturday that officer Matt Myrick will be the interim police chief. 

Myrick will take the reins on Jan. 1 as the interim police chief at the University of Illinois Police Department while a search for a permanent department head. 

Myrick is replacing Chief Jeff Christensen, who is retiring at the end of the year to end a 32-year run at UIPD. Myrick has been with the department for over 22 years. 

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