New State Police Commander Confirmed

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Lt. Col. Peter Munoz has been unanimously confirmed by the state Senate as the next director of the Michigan State Police.

Munoz was Gov. Granholm's choice for the job. He replaces Colonel Tadarial Sturdivant, who is leaving for a job with the Wayne County.

Munoz most recently was deputy director of the field services bureau for the Michigan State Police.

He enlisted with the department in 1978 and has held several jobs within the department.