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City begins search to replace police chief

Havre Mayor Bob Rice said he will accept applications through today from within the Police Department to replace Chief Kevin Olson.

Olson's last day on the job will be Friday. Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath announced last Friday afternoon that he had appointed Olson to head the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena.

Olson made Assistant Police Chief Mike Barthel interim chief after Friday until Rice chooses a permanent replacement.

Rice said he has to accept applications from within the department first. If no qualified applicants apply, he will open up the search to candidates t...


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