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    Bret Edge

    Moab City Assistant Police Chief Bret Edge has been named the new chief of police following the announced departure of current Chief Jim Winder. Moab City Manager David Everitt announced the appointment on April 22.

    Edge has served on the Moab Police Department force for more than 13 years. He was a patrol officer for nine years before being promoted to patrol sergeant. Edge continued rising through the ranks and was named assistant police chief 15 months ago.

    “I’m excited, humbled and honored to be offered the position of chief. I’m invested in the Moab community and look forward to continuing my service to our citizens and visitors in this new role,” Edge said. “Chief Winder laid a solid foundation from which to build upon, and alongside our dedicated team of officers and civilian staff, I’m excited to lead the department as we grow and enhance our service to the community.”

    Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus said the appointment of Edge is an “excellent example of the city’s succession planning at work,” according to a press release from the city. Niehaus said Edge’s “experience, training, and understanding of Moab’s needs make him an excellent candidate for police chief,” according to the release.

    “Bret has spent years working one-on-one with Moab’s residents. He knows our community and he has proven himself in the department,” Niehaus said. “We’re very excited to have him take the reins at the Moab Police Department.”

    Edge will become the new police chief on May 1. Winder announced April 1 that he will leave the department after almost two years to move back to Salt Lake City, where his wife and children reside.

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