The Northern Arizona University Police Department has dropped the “interim tags” and named Melissa Freshour police chief and Brad Mihalik deputy chief. Both have been serving their roles in an “interim” basis for the last six months since former police chief Kelli Smith resigned and moved to Florida. Freshour has been employed at NAU for over 20 years. She has worked her way through the ranks from Officer to Sergeant, Detective to Lieutenant. Mihalik has been employed with NAUPD since 2005. he has worked his way through the ranks from Officer to Lieutenant. Freshour and Mihalik have a long history of serving together as Freshour was Mihalik’s supervisor when they began their law enforcement careers as detention officers for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.