Richmond Police Chief Accepts Job In Tucson

He’s packing up his carpetbag again. I hope he brushed up on his Spanish language skills.

RICHMOND — Chris Magnus, Richmond’s high-profile police chief, has accepted an offer to lead the Tucson, Arizona, police force, according to a Tucson spokeswoman.

The decision still has to be approved by the Tucson City Council at its meeting Tuesday, city spokeswoman Lane Mandle said.

Magnus was one of four finalists for a job leading a department of nearly 1,000 sworn personnel in the city less than an hour from the Mexico border. Chief Malik Aziz, deputy chief in Dallas, withdrew from contention over the weekend, and San Jose police Chief Larry Esquivel announced Oct. 29 that he was hired by the Tracy Police Department. The other finalist was Rick Gregory, the former chief in Provo, Utah.