Page Lake Powell has a new police chief, Charles Dennis. Chief Dennis is coming to Page from Idaho where he has held two different positions as Deputy Sheriff.
Chief Dennis and his wife have four children, one who just joined the Army. Apparently none of them are going to miss the snow in this move to the high, wind-blown desert of Northern Arizona.
He feels it is going to take him 3 to 4 months to get caught up with everything here, but that there are no large problems looming in the city right now that require immediate attention.
Page is a community of about 8,000 residents but we will see about 1 million less tourists here a year than at the Grand Canyon. Some years that can be 2 million folks, other times 4. Page police have a unique responsibility to keep the residents and visitors safe which can be challenging when many of our visitors do not speak English.
There is also the responsbility for the Chief to work closely with Navajo Nation law enforcement and keep good lines of communication open.
Both Big Water, Utah and Page, Arizona now have new head law enforcement officers in the last 30 days.
We send them our best wishes.