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Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau leaving for Tillamook

Longtime Nyssa Police Chief Ray Rau will leave the city for a new position in Tillamook. (The Enterprise/FILE).

NYSSA - Police Chief Raymond Rau will be leaving Nyssa at the end of July to become the next police chief of Tillamook.

Rau, who’s been the police chief in Nyssa for nine years, has split time between the two towns since becoming Tillamook’s interim chief April 23. Rau said he’s been flying from Boise to Tillamook on Sundays to work before flying back on Wednesdays to serve in Nyssa.

Rau officially became the permanent police chief of Tillamook July 1 but will be in Nyssa until July 30 to ensure a smooth transition. 

Tillamook announced Rau as its next chief at a June 7 city council meeting and Nyssa city officials anticipated . . .