BACKGROUND Robert E. Bush Jr.
Background on the new city police chief:
Family: Married, three children.
University of Akron School of Law, Akron, law degree, 1990.
Youngstown State University, associate degree in criminal justice, bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration.
Law director, city of Youngstown, 1998-present. Supervises a staff of 11 lawyers and five support staff, both civil and criminal divisions.
Assistant prosecutor, Mahoning County, 1997-1998. Prosecuted criminal felony cases.
General Practice, 1992-2000.
Executive director, Youngstown Citizens Police Review Board, 1992-1993. Investigated, evaluated and recommended action on citizen complaints made to the board.
Adjunct professor, Youngstown State University, 1990-1992. Criminal justice instructor.
Safety coordinator, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1986-1992. Coordinated safety and security programs.
Inspector, United States Postal Service, 1977-1983. Investigated mail fraud cases.
Patrolman and detective, Youngstown police department, 1971-1977. Served in juvenile division, undercover narcotics and narcotics investigator.
Military: Served four years in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Awarded two Purple Hearts, Navy Commendation Medal for Valor in Combat.
Community service: Former president and member of Youngstown school board; president of YMHA board; Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown board member.
Source: Bush's r & eacute;sum & eacute;