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Former Anne Arundel police chief Tolliver to return to helm

Former Anne Arundel police chief Tolliver to return to helm

Anne Arundel County's beleaguered police force will be commanded by a former Maryland State Police superintendent and political survivor who has led the county department once before. Larry W. Tolliver will take over as chief on Tuesday, more than a dozen years after he last supervised Anne Arundel police and three weeks after current Chief James Teare Sr. decided to retire amid a criminal investigation. Tolliver, 66, ascended to several top positions from a job as former Gov. William Donald Schaefer's security officer. He emerged from retirement Thursday to lead a suburban police department beset by low morale and internal strife. Six weeks after Tolliver begins the...

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