Seattle’s next police chief is the city current interim police chief.

Mayor Jenny Durkan named interim Police Chief Carmen Best her nominee for the permanent job Tuesday, choosing a 26-year veteran of the department over a pair of outside candidates, the Seattle Times reports.

“Everyone knows Chief Best and knows she can deliver results,” Durkan said. “She knows our city and our officers. She has worked in every neighborhood and understands the unique public-safety challenges facing every one of our communities,” the mayor said, adding, “She has [an] unparalleled work ethic. You can’t keep up with her.”


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