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Ontario announces new police chief

Steven Romero has been named chief of police in Ontario. (Submitted photo)

The city of Ontario has its new police chief – Steven Romero of Hawthorne, Calif.

City Manager Adam Brown announced the selection Friday morning, filling a vacancy created when Cal Kunz resigned in January to take a new chief's job.

Romero has worked for the Hawthorne Police Department since 1993, and most recently was a lieutenant. Brown said Romero served as a watch commander over 90 police officers and 40 civilian employees.

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