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Texas State University PD appoints interim director after police chief abruptly resigns

Texas State University’s police chief, Jose Bañales, resigned on Tuesday. (Photo: Texas State Police Department)

The Texas State University Police Department appointed an interim police director following the resignation of Jose Bañales.

Captain Rickey Lattie will be taking the position, effective immediately, according to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Joanne Smith, who let the university community know of the appointment on Wednesday, May 16.

Captain Lattie has worked with UPD for 33 years and has previously served as interim director on several occasions.

There is no word yet on what led up to Bañales’ resignation.

Texas State said they will begin a national search for the new chief.

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