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Mark Fronterotta, Inglewood's interim police chief since June, has won the job on a permanent basis.

Fronterotta, a 31-year member of the department, was confirmed as the community's police chief at the Inglewood City Council meeting last Wednesday.

Fronterotta, 54, was selected following a nationwide search. He has worked in a variety of capacities at the department, including gang enforcement, narcotics, vice and the Metro team.

In 2001, following a decade on the agency's SWAT team, he was named SWAT commander. Fronterotta was promoted to captain in August 2008 and assigned to the Office of Special Enforcement, where he led the Anti-Crime Team, Narcotics Division, Traffic Division, Vice/Intelligence Unit, and Gang Intelligence Unit. In May 2011, Fronterotta was selected by the South Bay police chiefs to command the Area-G Platoon, directing deployments that helped reduce gang-related crime.

Born in Haverhill, Mass., Fronterotta graduated from Lowell University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

- Larry Altman



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