DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff

New police chief sworn in

Tom Chaplin, Walnut Creek's new chief of police, is surrounded by his family -- from left, wife Julie, daughters Taylor and Stephanie, and son Justin -- after being sworn in at the Lesher Center for the Arts on Tuesday afternoon. Chaplin, who had been a commander with the Citrus Heights Police Department, succeeds Joel Bryden as Walnut Creek's chief.


Walnut Creek’s new Chief of Police, Tom Chaplin, is surrounded by his  family, from left, wife Julie, daughters Taylor and Stephanie, and son Justin
Walnut Creek's new Chief of Police, Tom Chaplin, is surrounded by his family, from left, wife Julie, daughters Taylor and Stephanie, and son Justin after being sworn in at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)


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