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The Utah Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that Nannette Rolfe has been named deputy commissioner, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

Rolfe, who had been serving as director of the Driver License Division, was appointed by Commissioner Keith Squires. She previously worked in several divisions, as director of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and director of the Division of Emergency Management.

Squires said in a written statement that Rolfe, who is not a sworn law enforcement officer, will bring a unique perspective to DPS as a civilian commissioner. About two-thirds of the agency's 1,600 employees are civilian.

"Deputy Commissioner Rolfe brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge to her new position" Squires said. " In her past assignments, she has served the state with excellence. We are excited to have her as our new deputy commissioner."

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