Former Salt Lake Police Chief Named FEMA Adviser

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The police chief who saw Salt Lake City through the kidnapping and recovery of Elizabeth Smart and the 2002 Winter Olympics has a new job.

Rick Dinse has been hired by the Department of Homeland Security to advise the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He'll provide FEMA with a police perspective on policy and planning, and consult on police programs and the agency's interaction with state and local governments.

The new position was created under the Emergency Reform Act of 2006 which was passed after FEMA's much-criticized response to Hurricane Katrina.

Dinse retired as head of Salt Lake City's police department in 2006 after six years. He began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department, eventually rising to serve as a deputy chief/commanding officer.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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