Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio to retire

Police director DeMaio is stepping down at the end of the month. (2/8/14)

NEWARK - Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio is retiring from the force at the end of the month.

DeMaio has named Sheilah Coley the acting director. She will be the city's first female police director.

DeMaio, who took over the department three years ago, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is expected to make an announcement on the future of the department on Feb. 17.

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