AJ Perez appointed as Bridgeport chief of police

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AJ Perez was officially appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim Tuesday night during a ceremony. AJ Perez was officially appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim Tuesday night during a ceremony.
BRIDGEPORT -

AJ Perez has officially been appointed Bridgeport's chief of police.

Perez, who was the acting chief of police for two years, was officially appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim Tuesday night during a ceremony.

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He beat out Bridgeport Police Capt. Roderick Porter and an assistant chief of police from New Haven, Luiz Casanova, during a nationwide search.

Perez will serve the city for the next five years.

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