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Dave Newlan approved as Cape Coral police chief

Posted at 9:01 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 09:01:41-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Cape Coral Police Department officially has a new top officer.

City council approved the contract for interim chief Dave Newlan, making him the city's chief of police on a permanent basis.

Chief Newlan, a 25-year-veteran, replaces former chief Bart Connelly, who retired in May.

The city manager says Newlan's performance had been exceptional since taking over the department. Newland will earn $136,000 a year, and will officially start his new position Tuesday.