CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A veteran law enforcement officer is
the new chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The appointment of Troy L. Abney was announced Monday by Public
Safety Director Chris Perry.
Abney has a 28-year law enforcement career and was an assistant
chief of the California Highway Patrol where he oversaw 786 sworn
and non-officer personnel. Most recently he served as director of
the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
Abney replaces Bernie Curtis who has returned to his old job as
chief of the Division of Parole and Probation.
Also on Monday, Tom Navin was named chief of the Capitol Police
Navin spent 25 years with the San Jose Police Department in
California and served most recently as chief pilot for that
agency's fixed-winged operations.