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BART assigns Butler as interim police chief

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) recently appointed former Berkeley, Calif., Police Chief Daschel Butler interim police chief. He will assume the post in mid-January after meeting the state of California's Peace Officers Standards and Training administrative requirements.

Butler will head BART’s police department while the agency conducts a nationwide search for a permanent successor to Gary Gee, who will retire today. Police Department Commander Maria White will serve as acting chief of police until Butler is sworn in.

Butler, who retired from Berkeley’s police department in 2002 after serving as chief for 12 years, has 31 years’ experience in law enforcement.

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