LAPD Spokesman Andrew Smith Offered Police Chief’s Post in Wisconsin

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LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith addresses reporters at a 2013 news conference. Officials in Green Bay, Wisc., announced Tuesday that they had selected Smith as their next police chief. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a 27-year department veteran who spent the last five as the LAPD’s top spokesman, has been offered a new job: police chief of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Green Bay Police and Fire Commission announced Tuesday that Smith has been offered the position — a day after meeting with him and two other finalists. One of the candidates was a Green Bay captain, the other an acting chief in a small Wisconsin town.

“I am excited to bring Chief Smith in to lead the talented men and women of the Green Bay Police Department,” Mayor Jim Schmitt said in a statement.

The commission said in a statement that the job offer was “conditional upon Mr. Smith satisfying certain pre-employment requirements.”

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