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Kara Riley to take over as OVPD chief Saturday

Kara M Riley
Posted at 7:19 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 15:59:22-05

This story originally included the incorrect start date as chief for Kara Riley.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Kara Riley will take the helm of the Oro Valley Police Department Saturday.

Riley replaces Daniel G. Sharp, who will retire Friday after 20 years with the department and 40 years in law enforcement.

“I believe this is the most important decision that this Council will make, and I believe this Council has made the right decision, and I have appreciated working with the Council throughout this process. I am so grateful for Commander Riley’s faithful and dedicated service. She has prepared for this moment, and we are proud to name her as the next chief of police,” said Mayor Joe Winfield, in a statement.

Riley has been a commander with OVPD since 2017, and oversaw field services. She has been with the department since 2004.