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Police Chief's Past Could Be Picture-Perfect For Salisbury's Future

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Barbara Duncan got her start working as a seasonal police officer in Ocean City, but for the past 21 years, the Dover native has been with the Mount Vernon police department near Yonkers, N.Y.

She was named the first female police chief in Mount Vernon in 2008, and she will become Salisbury's first female chief on Nov. 15.

Salisbury has been struggling with a spike in violent crime and gang activity in the last year, but Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl Bell says Duncan is no stranger to the predicament facing the town.

"A number of years ago we had major gang violence here, and through her relationship with the communities and getting them involved, she was an instrumental part in what brought our crime rate down significantly," he says.

Bell says he will be sad to see Duncan leave, but he believes Mount Vernon's loss is Salisbury's gain.

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