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A Snapshot of Canton's Interim Chief

Todd Vande Zande has been with the department since 2006.

Assistant Chief Todd Vande Zande, the man tapped to lead the on an interim basis, declined to speak to Canton-Sixes Patch on Thursday. He said he wanted time to review a report that resulted in the resignation of his former boss.

"The news that was only revealed to me within the last 12 hours," he wrote in a late afternoon email to Patch.

Things happened so fast on Thursday that City Manager Scott Wood said he didn't have a chance to discuss Vande Zande's salary. As chief, Lance made $80,608 a year.

So who is the man tasked with running an agency that has come under intense scrutiny in the last month for its ?

Here's a quick snapshot:

  • Education
    • High school: , 1985.
    • College: , 1999. Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science. 
    • Graduate school: , 2002. Received a master's degree in public administration.
    • Other training: Completed the 109th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, 2002.
  • Police experience
    • , 1986-1989.
    • , 1989-2003.
    • , since 2006.
  • Other relevant experience
    • Worked full-time for attorney's office while attending John Marshall Law School part-time, 2004-2006.
    • Adjunct professor, , since 2010.
Mary K August 06, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I cannot believe that this man Vande Zande, would be promoted when he was involved in a police brutality suite in 2008!! What is wrong with these people!

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