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Berg Sworn in as Police Chief

Veteran of force is the first to rise through the ranks to the top post.

Jim Berg, who rose through the ranks at the Novato Police Department over his 27-year career, was sworn in as chief of the force Tuesday before a session of the Novato City Council. The Marin Independent Journal was there to capture some shots.

For a story about Berg's appointment to the post by City Manager Michael Frank, which took place a month ago, click here. 

Berg replaced Joseph Kreins, who retired and then took a temporary job as the chief of police in Vallejo.

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Reginald Lyles October 10, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I am very pleased with the selection. He is a qualified and multi-talented administrator. He loves law enforcement and the community of Novato. He has a healthy respect for all.
Elaine C. October 11, 2012 at 03:06 AM
At long last Michael Frank finally did something right. We finally have a true leader in Novato, Chief Jim Berg! Too bad Chief Berg couldn't be our city manager too. We need someone with morals in the city manager's position. Berg should be Frank's boss, not the other way around. When Novato thinks of leadership, it is not the city council or Frank. It's Chief Berg. Excellent Photo in the IJ~
Tina McMillan October 11, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Congratulations Chief Berg!
Gram October 25, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Congrats, Chief Berg! A favour to us who try to obey all traffic regulations...some sort of retraining of drivers' very bad habits of always exceeding posted speed limits, always tailgating and using it to intimidate other drivers who do not want to hit anyone or anything. We certainly have had enough motivation for such "retraining" in light of at least three very sad incidents in the past few years.

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