PINOLE -- Commander Neil Gang has been named the city's new police chief.

Gang, who has been with the Pinole Police Department since 2013, has been in law enforcement for 26 years, previously working with police departments in West Windsor, New Jersey; Pembroke Pines, Florida; and Surprise, Arizona, according to a city news release. John Hardester retired earlier this year as Pinole's police chief.

Gang's appointment is effective Aug. 24, and he will be sworn in at the Sept. 2 City Council meeting.




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