Miami Beach Approves Dan Oates as New Police Chief

The Miami Beach City Commission approved Aurora, Colo. Chief Dan Oates as the city's next top cop Wednesday

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    Miami Beach commissioners approved Aurora, Co. Police Chief Dan Oates as the city's new top cop Wednesday. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014)

    The Miami Beach City Commission approved Aurora, Colo. Chief Dan Oates as the city's next top cop Wednesday.

    Commissioners approved a resolution consenting to the city manager's appointment of Oates as the next chief of police at Wednesday evening's meeting.

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    "It's going to be a challenge, but it's going to be fun," new MBPD Chief Dan Oates said when asked about leading the department.

    The new chief will be sworn in mid-June. He will be receiving a salary of $208,000.

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    Oates, a former Eagle Scout and newspaper reporter, joined the New York City Police Department in 1980 where he worked for 21 years. He became head of the intelligence division, picking up a law degree along the way. He was named chief of the Ann Arbor, Mich. Police Department in 2001, then Aurora chief in 2005.

    In Aurora, Oates oversees 670 officers and 794 employees and a total budget of $94 million. Chief Oates was in charge of Aurora Police during the theater massacre when James Holmes opened fire during a late night showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."

    Current Police Chief Raymond Martinez announced his retirement last month.

    Dan Oates was approved as Miami Beach's new top cop Wednesday.