Thomas Quinlan, 53, and a 30-year division veteran, was formally announced Dec. 17 to lead the Columbus Division of Police by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther after a months-long search process that began in earnest after former Chief Kim Jacobs retired in February.

Quinlan was named interim chief after Jacobs retired.

Ginther said Quinlan, who was one of two finalists for the job, has made “solid strides in the right direction” during his 10-month tenure as interim chief.

The chief position is a five-year appointment, with the option for a second five-year term.

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