Deichman Named Mt. Vernon Police Chief

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MT. VERNON -- There's a new police chief in Mt. Vernon.

Chris Deichman was sworn in Monday morning.

Mt. Vernon City Manager Ron Neibert says Deichman has been with the department for 25 years, most recently serving as assistant chief under Chris Mendenall.

Mendenall retired in February after 16 years as police chief.

Neibert says more than 40 people had applied to fill the position.

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