Maurice Robinson sworn in as new Racine police chief

NOW: Maurice Robinson sworn in as new Racine police chief

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine has a new police chief. 

Maurice Robinson was sworn in Monday, May 10. 

He comes from the police force in Cincinnati to take over for retired Racine chief, Art Howell.

Robinson takes over a department that like many around the country, has seen officers leave for various reasons. 

He was asked about the challenges of attracting new officers. 

"We understand it. We understand that our responsibility is to do more assertive recruiting," Chief Robinson said. "But as importantly, what we're asking people to do is come join us and be the change that you want to see."

Chief Robinson is calling on his new community to help police minimize the number of times officers need to be called.

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