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San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

Michael Marquez, police chief, San Diego Unified Police Department in this un...

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Above: Michael Marquez, police chief, San Diego Unified Police Department in this undated photo.

San Diego Unified Gets New Police Chief

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Michael Marquez, police chief, San Diego Unified School District Police Department

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San Diego Unified has named a new chief to head the district's police department.

Michael Marquez, who served as interim chief for the district, replaces Chief Rueben Littlejohn who resigned in December.

The new chief is a 27-year law enforcement veteran who once served on the National City police force. He's been with the school district's police force for 16 years.

The district's police force is made up of 43 full-time sworn police officers.

Marquez discusses Wednesday on Midday Edition the role of police officers on school campuses and how budget cuts will affect the district's police force.

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