Rybak formally nominates female assistant police chief to succeed Dolan

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has formally nominated Janeé Harteau to step into the shoes of Tim Dolan after he retires. She would be the first woman to serve as the city's police chief.
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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has formally nominated Janeé Harteau to succeed Tim Dolan after his retirement. She would be the first woman to serve as the city's police chief, WCCO reports.

Harteau is a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, and Rybak is recommending that she be hired for a three-year term, KSTP reports. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the nomination Nov. 28 and could vote on the confirmation Nov. 30, KSTP reports. If confirmed, Harteau would be formally sworn in Dec. 4.

Rybak first floated her name in April, the Star Tribune reported, calling her "a smart cop and a savvy administrator."

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