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Mike Mastin, who has been with the Bemidji Police Department for 10 years, has been named the chief of the department following the retirement of Gerald Johnson at the end of September.Mastin has been serving as interim chief for the past two months. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

New Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin takes helm

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After spending the past two months as Bemidji's interim police chief, Mike Mastin will be sworn into the job permanently during a ceremony today.


Mastin has been serving as the interim chief since former chief Gerald Johnson retired at the end of September.

"By all accounts he has done an outstanding job," City Manager said of Mastin's performance as interim chief.

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