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New police chief named in North Liberty

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NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) - The City of North Liberty named its new police chief Thursday, pending official approval by the city council on Tuesday.

Diane Venenga, who has served as a North Liberty police officer, sergeant and lieutenant in her 14 years on the job, is an Iowa native with degrees in criminology and political science from the University of Northern Iowa.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve this community," she said. "I'm dedicated to North Liberty, and I look forward to serving this town by helping to make this department be the best it can be."

Venenga has served as the interim chief since February. She will take the post officially upon approval by the North Liberty City Council.

"We know she can handle the challenges that come with the job," said North Liberty Mayor Tom Salm. "We're excited and proud that she will be our chief of police moving forward."

The public is invited to a meet and greet with Venenga at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the North Liberty Community Library.
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