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‘Jaws’ actor named police chief in city where iconic movie was filmed : NPR


A poster advertising the film’s Anniversary Collector’s Edition Jaws is posted on a lifeguard tower in 2000 on Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

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‘Jaws’ actor named police chief in city where iconic movie was filmed : NPR

A poster advertising the film’s Anniversary Collector’s Edition Jaws is posted on a lifeguard tower in 2000 on Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

Dan Callister/Getty Images

Ancient Jaws Actor Jonathan Searle is set to become the next Oak Bluffs Police Chief in Martha’s Vineyard, the same town the iconic movie was filmed in.

The Oak Bluffs Selection Committee, a body made up of the city’s top elected officials, voted earlier this week to offer Searle a job as the next police chief.

The police department posted a Facebook post Wednesday welcoming Searle to the station.

Decades ago, a young Searle played one of the pranksters with a cardboard fin in Jaws, which caused panic on the beach, according to The Daily Jaws.

sergeant. Searle comes to the station with years of experience with the Edgartown Police Department under his belt. Edgartown and Oak Bluffs are neighbors on Martha’s Vineyard.

“It’s something I’ve been working on my whole career,” Searle told the Vineyard Gazette.

Searle did not immediately respond to NPR’s request for comment.

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