New Iowa Public Safety Director has Varied Resume


By Liz Blood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's new public safety department director has literally worn many law enforcement hats in his career.

The state Senate confirmed 59-year-old K. Brian London this week as head of the agency, about six months after he began working following his appointment by Gov. Terry Branstad.

London has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, including stints with agencies ranging from the CIA and Secret Service to the California Highway Patrol.

London has made some changes in the department that have drawn criticism, but he tells The Associated Press, "Give me a shot. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised."

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