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Clovis Names New Police Chief

Captain Matt Basgall is taking over the spot vacated by retiring chef Janet Davis.
The Clovis Police Department has a new police chief.

Clovis City Manager Rob Woolley made the announcement on Tuesday that Captain Matt Basgall is taking over the spot vacated by retiring chef Janet Davis. The new appointment will become effective on December 31st after confirmation by the Clovis City Council.

Captain Basgall has been with the Clovis Police Department for 23 years serving various positions such as Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer, Detective and Reserve Coordinator among others.

Basgall grew up in Clovis and is a graduate of CSU Stanislaus where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

According to a press release by the City of Clovis, Capt. Basgall is very active in the community, including serving on the Clovis Police Foundation Board, on the Marjaree Mason Center Board of Directors, as member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the California Police Chiefs Association.

“Captain Basgall brings a long and well-rounded police background to the position, and upholds the Clovis Police Department’s mission to provide superior protection and service in a manner that builds public confidence and improves the quality of life in our community,” Woolley noted.
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