November 13th, 2009 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

Assistant Portland Chief Bret Smith Named New Top Cop in Canby


Two weeks ago we noted that two high-ranking Portland cops had applied to be the new Canby police chief.

Well, the results are in today, and Assistant Chief Bret Smith has accepted the job.

Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Portland Police, "was selected for his integrity, leadership abilities, experience and professionalism," according to a news release (PDF) from the City of Canby.

The bar for those qualities wasn't set very high in Canby after former Chief Greg Kroeplin resigned in April amid allegations he covered up steroid abuse by one of his officers.

We have a call out to Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer's office for comment on who will replace Smith.

The other Canby candidate from Portland, North Precinct Commander Jim Ferraris, is still in the running to become U.S. marshal.
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