Spokane Police Capt. John Sullivan will take over later this month as deputy police chief.
Chief Terry Mangan chose Sullivan to replace Larry Hersom, who retires Jan. 20.
Sullivan, a 24-year veteran, has spent the past two years improving police record-keeping and retrieval systems, Assistant Chief Roger Bragdon said Thursday.
“John is very energetic and a very solid individual,” City Manager Bill Pupo said.