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Police chief OK'd for overseas post

February 02, 2005|by GREGORY T. SIMMONS

Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith was approved for a U.S. Department of State position, and he has left the country to begin performing the job, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said Tuesday.

Smith applied last year for the position, which had to do with overseas police programs. Zimmerman said in January, when Smith took a temporary leave of absence, that Smith was planning to go either to Afghanistan or Iraq.

Smith, 54, became chief of Hagerstown's police department in November 1999 after nearly 26 years with the Baltimore City Police Department.

Zimmerman, at Tuesday's council meeting, said he did not know where Smith went but said he is on unpaid leave with the city. The assignment is expected to last one year.

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Zimmerman said the city soon will be looking to officially appoint Capt. Charles Summers as the city's acting chief. Summers assumed Smith's duties in January when he began the job assessment process for the Department of State.

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