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New police chief chosen

Heath will officially begin as chief of police on June 16 (photo courtesy of the University of Chicago).

Eric Heath will become the new police chief of the George Mason University police department starting June 16, 2013. 

The announcement was sent in an email by Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Jennifer Wagner Davis on May 1. Heath currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Police in the Patrol Services Bureau for the University of Chicago.

Heath will replace former Police Chief Mike Lynch who stepped down in November 2012. Lynch will retire from a new position as special assistant and adviser to the university this August.

Update: Mason police chief to switch roles, retire

George Mason University Police Chief Mike Lynch will change positions starting Nov. 24 and officially retire in August, according to an email sent by Vice President of Facilities Thomas Calhoun.

Lynch will step down as police chief beginning Nov. 24 and serve as special assistant and adviser to the university until he retires in August.