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CLAYTON, Mo. (KSDK) – Assistant Chief Kevin Murphy has been promoted to police chief, Clayton City Manager Craig Owens announced Friday.

He will succeed former Police Chief Thomas Byrne, who retired at the end of last year.

Byrne has worked in Clayton Police Department for the past 36 years and has worked to help the department achieve a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies advanced accreditation.

His appointment to the position is effective immediately.

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