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August 25, 2017


I am extremely pleased to announce that effective September 4, 2017, Captain Matthew E. Wilson is being assigned to the position of Assistant Chief of Police with the State College Police Department.  The Assistant Chief of Police position was created in 2008 and is assigned at the pleasure and discretion of the Chief of Police.  To be eligible for this assignment, the person must hold the rank of Captain with the State College Police Department for three (3) or more years, must have consistently performed well as a Captain, be willing and able to take on additional administrative responsibilities and demonstrate the ability to take command of the police department in my absence.  

Captain Wilson has willingly and enthusiastically assumed more administrative responsibilities and, in doing so, has performed at an extremely high level.  Based on his years of experience and his willingness to assume greater responsibility, Captain Wilson has earned this assignment in the State College Police Department.
Chief John F. Gardner


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