Sparks City Manager announces appointment of Chief of Police

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Updated: 5/15/2013 1:01 pm
SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – A 22-year veteran of the Sparks Police Department will become the City's next Chief of Police if approved by the Sparks City Council.

According to a press release, Sparks City Manager Shaun D. Carey has announced Sparks Deputy Police Chief Brian Allen as his choice to become the City’s next Chief of Police.  Deputy Chief Allen will replace retiring Chief Steve Keefer.

City Manager Carey’s appointment of Deputy Chief Allen requires ratification by the Sparks City Council, which would be followed by a swearing-in ceremony upon confirmation, scheduled for the May 28th Sparks City Council Meeting.

Allen moved to Sparks in 1976 at age 6.  He graduated from Reed High School and he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in criminal justice from UNR.

Deputy Chief Brian Allen began his career with the Sparks Police Department in 1991 as a Police Officer.  As an officer, Allen was a field training officer, a department instructor, and assigned to the SWAT Team.  In 1999, Allen was promoted to Sergeant where he served as a Patrol Sergeant, Project Development Sergeant, and Support Services Section Sergeant. Allen served as the Acting Deputy Chief from October of 2009 through July of 2011 when he was officially named the Deputy Chief of Police. 

In March of this year, Allen was named and is currently the Acting Chief of Police for the Sparks Police Department.
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