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City Council Confirms McManus As Police Chief

Joey Palacios
Texas Public Radio

William McManus is getting his old job as Police Chief back following a unanimous vote from City Council Thursday morning. About a dozen citizens gave varying opinons of the chief returns during the meeting today with most favoring McManus.

The newly confirmed Chief will take his job on October 5th. “We’re going to pick right up where we left off,” Chief McManus said. “Body cams; Shot Spotter, I’m familiar with Shot Spotter from other cities; homelessness is a big problem; we’ve got recruiting issues that we’re going to try to adjust real quick. So those are some of the major things that we’re going to be looking at.”

McManus first left his job as chief in December to work as head of security for CPS Energy. He says he missed police work and almost took an offer from another city but decided he did not want to leave San Antonio.

He approached city manager Sheryl Sculley as the position had not been filed.  Anthony Trevino, who served as interim-chief and had support from the community will stay in high rank as McManus’ chief of staff.