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Laurel: To New Kensington's new acting police chief

| Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
New Kensington's new acting police Chief Bob Deringer, pictured outside District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on April 12, 2016. Deringer is replacing the retiring Chief Jim Klein.
New Kensington's new acting police Chief Bob Deringer, pictured outside District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on April 12, 2016. Deringer is replacing the retiring Chief Jim Klein.

Detective Bob Deringer — who's also served as a patrolman, patrol sergeant and Critical Response Team commander in his 28 years on the force, and is an EMT, firefighter and Valley High School grad — will become chief permanently once retiring Chief Jim Klein uses remaining vacation time. In the wake of Officer Brian Shaw's fatal shooting, Mr. Deringer's leadership should provide continuity and stability for the department.

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