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Deane, Robert

In 1999, Robert Deane became the first African American Chief of Police at Western Kentucky University, located in Bowling Green, KY. He was also the first African American Chief of Police at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Deane is also a retiree of the Detroit Police Department, having served with the department for 27 years. Robert Deane retired as the Chief of Police at Western Kentucky University in 2016. For more see J. Riley, "Ex-Detroit cop named school's new chief - New chief inherits successful but money-strapped department," Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky), 11/11/1999; "UW-Parkside names interim police chief," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/20/1999; and J. Story, "Former WKUPD chief Deane sues university over report," 05/16/2017, Daily News (Bowling Green) [online].

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