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Former New Mexico Police Chief To Lead Montpelier Police

Brian Peete
City of Montpelier
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Brian Peete

A former police chief from New Mexico will become the new chief of police of Vermont's capital city.
The Montpelier city manager announced Wednesday that 44-year-old Brian Peete will start on June 15. He will work alongside retiring Montpelier Police Chief Anthony Facos and officially assume the new position on July 1.

Peete comes to Vermont from Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he served as the city's police chief.  

City Manager William Fraser said he left the department in a difficult resignation process. The Alamogordo Daily News had reported Peete filed a complaint in court against the city and former city manager alleging breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violating whistleblower protections.

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