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Humboldt State search close to an end for new police chief

ARCATA- Humboldt State University is closer to hiring a new police chief. The university has made a conditional offer after a nationwide search.

Donn Peterson will start on January 5 if he passes a required background check. He is currently the Major for Broward Sheriff's Office in South Florida. Peterson is a California native and has spent 29 years in law enforcement.

The university has been searching for a police chief since last spring. The current chief, Lynne Soderberg will remain on board for a short term during the transition.