After a lengthy search, University Place has a new police chief.
The city announced Friday that Sgt. Mike Blair had been selected as the city’s top police officer. Blair has been filling in as interim chief since the departure of former chief Rusty Wilder in January.
Blair’s first day as chief is Monday. He was named law enforcement officer of the year at the sheriff’s office in 2010.
“I am looking forward to the continued partnership with the city and sheriff’s department over the next decade to continue to provide high-level professionalism and quality response to crime in the city …