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Maurita J. Bryant will officially begin her duties as assistant superintendent of the Alle­gheny County Police June 27. The County Manager announced the hiring late last week.

Bryant recently retired from the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Police as Assistant Chief of Investigations after 38 years on the force. She served 23 years in a supervisory capacity.

She joined the Bureau as a recruit in 1977.

Bryant had applied for the top job after former Superintendent Charles Moffatt announced his retirement, but the post went to Coleman McDonough, who officially started June 13. County spokesperson Amie Downs said McDonough made the call to hire Bryant after meeting her and completing a through review of the department.

Bryant holds a Masters of Administration of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science of Criminal Justice, both from Point Park University, and is also the past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement. Her annual salary will be $95,000.


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