Youngstown State University names acting police chief

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – There are big changes when it comes to the police department at Youngstown State University. Thursday, Lieutenant Shawn Varso was named as acting chief, effective immediately.

YSU told Police Chief John Beshara his appointment will not be renewed when it expires on June 30. He is on paid leave until his contract expires. Beshara had been working as police chief since February 2012.

The university is not commenting on why the change was made.

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