In a private ceremony this morning for the City Council and city employees, the new South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz was sworn into his new job. His official start date is today, April 1. Ortiz replaced Art Miller, who left back in August of last year to be the police chief in Peoria, Arizona.
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Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.