Lake Land hires new campus police chief

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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — Lake Land College is getting a new chief of campus police. The current police chief, Randy Ervin, is retiring next month. Jeff Branson is then taking over. He’s the Mattoon police chief. He says he wasn’t looking for another job — but he was excited by the opportunity to mingle with students. He won’t be teaching, but he says he hopes he can help mentor people going into criminal justice. 

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