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Grand Forks police chief reflects on career, department looks forward to changes

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As the Grand Forks Police Department’s chief of 16 years says his farewell, the department is on the verge of changes, including finishing its national accreditation process.


Chief John Packett announced his retirement last month, and while he’s officially leaving his post March 1, he’ll be out of the office and replaced by an interim chief startingMonday.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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