Campbell to soon name Rauzan permanent police chief

Campbell to soon name Rauzan permanent police chief


The city will soon have a new permanent police chief.

After receiving the results of last week’s civil service exam on Tuesday, Mayor William VanSuch has decided to appoint Sgt. Drew Rauzan — the department’s interim chief — to the post.

VanSuch said he must officially appoint Rauzan within 30 days of receiving the test results, but that he’ll likely do so much more quickly.

“As of right now, I have no complaints with the job the police department is doing,” VanSuch said. “Every day it seems like they’re improving, and the citizens do appreciate what they’re doing.”

Rauzan, a 15-year department veteran who has been interim chief since June, received the highest score on the exam, VanSuch said. Other contenders for the position were Sgt. John Rusnak and Sgt. David Taybus, who acted as interim chief from December until Rauzan’s appointment.

The vacancy for the chief’s position arose after former Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos retired after 27 years with the department.

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