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New CHP Chief Takes Post

The California Highway Patrol has named a new chief assigned to the central valley area.

CHP Chief Ron Newton has taken command of the central division that takes in the nine counties of the central valley an area from Modesto south. He has been with the highway patrol since 1973. The Bakersfield native has nearly 770 uniformed officers and 240 CHP staff personnel under his command.