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Osgood tapped as Concord’s interim police chief

Bradley C. Osgood, Concord’s deputy chief of police and a 14-year veteran of the force, has been tapped as the department’s interim chief, following news of the retirement of John Duval.

City Manager Thomas Aspell announced the decision to city officials yesterday morning. Osgood’s appointment will become effective Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., when Duval officially retires.

Duval, 51, gave notice to city officials three weeks ago, saying he plans to become head of security at the Concord Hospital. He has been with the department for 27 years.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Osgood began working for the department in 1989, serving first as a patrol officer. In 1998, he began doing detective work on youth-related crimes and cases involving abuse and neglect. He was promoted three years later to sergeant, in 2004 to lieutenant, and again in 2007 to major, which was later reclassified as deputy chief.

In his current position, the 47-year-old manages the department’s budget and training, in addition to several other responsibilities. He also holds a master's degree in business administration and graduated in 2008 from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA.

(Jeremy Blackman can be reached at 369-3319, or on Twitter @JBlackmanCM.)

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