Lawman from Arizona to be new assistant police chief

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Juneau Police Department has hired a new assistant police chief from Arizona.

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Page W. Decker of Glendale, Ariz., who has more than 30 years of law-enforcement experience, will fill the position left vacant by Tom Porter.

"We're really happy to have him come to Juneau and bring his experience with him," Police Chief Greg Browning said.

Decker was selected from among three finalists to replace Porter who retired in November, according to Browning. His salary will be about $93,000 a year, the chief said.

Decker became a captain while working for the Scottsdale, Ariz., Police Department.

After 26 years in Scottsdale, Decker became the police chief in Ashland, Wis. He also worked in Schaumberg, Ill. as administrative commander of the police department.

Decker has a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix. He also graduated from the Northwestern University of Police Staff and Command.

His swearing-in ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 29.

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