Lodi's interim police chief, Ray Samuels, has a long and varied career in law enforcement that includes patrolling the streets of Vallejo, working as an officer in Concord and serving as chief in the city of Newark, a position from which he retired.
In Lodi, he will oversee the department only until a permanent chief is selected in the coming months. During his stint thus far, the 57-year-old Samuels has earned praise as a stabilizing influence in the department.
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