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The City of Edmond announces the hiring of J.D. Younger as their new Police Chief. Younger has served with the Norman Police Department for the past 23 years, and most recently was assigned as the Commander for the Operations Bureau.
“We had four strong finalists for Police Chief, and we are excited to have J.D. Younger take on this important leadership role,” said City Manager Larry Stevens. “He is the right fit at this time for the Edmond Police Department, the City of Edmond and the community that we serve.”
Stevens continued, “The assistance of the Focus Group was invaluable in helping to reach this decision, and I want to thank Avilla Williams, M.T. Berry, Cynthia Rolfe, Bret Towne, Ken Moore and our staff. This group spent many hours over the past several months in working with me, and I very much appreciate their candid input and their time and effort.”
Over the past 23 years, J.D. Younger has served in numerous areas of the Norman Police Department including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Staff Services, and Narcotics. His most recent scope of responsibility as Major included three Patrol Divisions and Uniform Support. Additionally, he has advanced training in the areas of systems management and organizational leadership.
Younger holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Law Enforcement Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy Session #225, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations, and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police Session #64.
“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the members of the Edmond Police Department,” said Younger. “My family and I look forward to joining a community with great expectations and a City team exceeding expectations through Trustworthy Service.”
Younger will begin his duties with the Edmond Police Department on May 1st, and will be paid a salary of $144,385.
About the Edmond Police Department
The Edmond Police Department (EPD) is committed to making our community a safe place to live, work and visit by providing trustworthy service. The EPD, at full strength, is comprised of 120 sworn officers and nearly 40 civilians who help serve one of the safest cities of our size in the nation. For more information about the Edmond Police Department, visit http://edmondpd.com.