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He was elected to the office back in May, but won't assume the office until January.

 

He talked with KBND'S Kelly Bleyer about the transition.

 

"Kelly:  You still haven't met with Patrick?  Hummel: No, I haven't.  I hope that does happen."

 

Hummel has been meeting with District Attorneys from across the state though.

 

"The transition is going well. I'm traveling around the state meeting with D.A.'s and I've met up to 13 of the 36.  I'm asking them how they run their office and picking their brains.  It isn't one size fits all.  I'm learning bits and pieces from all of them and its going to help me hit the ground running."

 

Hummel says he wants the office to play more of a role in crime prevention.

 

He wants to help community groups and law enforcement to work together in this area.

 

He has also met with Deschutes County Commisioners, civil leaders and local law enforcement to get ready for his job which will start in January.

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