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Wayne Jerman to be appointed new Cedar Rapids Chief of Police

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The City of Cedar Rapids announced on Monday that Wayne Jerman will be appointed as the new police chief.

According to Cassie Willis, Communications Liaison for the City of Cedar Rapids, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz will appoint Jerman as the new chief will ask for the City Council's consent at a special meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.

"We chose to hire Wayne Jerman because of his extensive background, education and experience in law enforcement," said Pomeranz. "He is well-respected in his community and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Cedar Rapids Police Department."

Jerman is currently the Assistant Chief of Police for Montgomery County, Maryland.  Jerman joined the department in 1979 as a patrol officer, became master police officer in 1987, sergeant in 1992, lieutenant in 1997, captain in 2003 and assistant chief in 2007.

Jerman is expected to start in Cedar Rapids on October 29 and will make $133,702 a year plus a standard benefits package.

Jerman was selected out of 35 who applied for the job.

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