On Monday morning, KGVO news received a press release from Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg.

"This is to let everyone know that I have decided to appoint Jen Clark and Suzy Boylan as Assistant Chief Criminal Deputies in our office. Their appointments will be effective next Monday, July 9th. The position of Chief Criminal Deputy, formerly held by Kirsten Pabst, will not be filled for at least a year.
Jen will be primarily responsible for oversight of cases involving crimes against property, all drug offenses and most traffic related cases. In addition, she will be our primary liaison with the Sheriff's Office, MHP, FWP, Missoula Correctional Services, the DUI task force, and federal agencies. Also, she will be responsible to handle any issues that arise with the Justices of the Peace.
Suzy will be primarily responsible for oversight of all crimes against persons. In addition, she will be our primary liaison with the Missoula Police Department, the UM Police, Department of Corrections, Youth Court Probation, the Crime Victim Advocates office, the First Step Program and the Just Response Program. Also, she will be responsible to handle any issues that arise with the District Court Judges and the Clerk of the District Court.
As you may already know, Suzy joined our office in January, 1999 and Jen came on board in October of 2000 and both are graduates of the UM School of Law. They each have a huge amount of experience handling criminal cases and working with law enforcement and victims. I have a great deal of confidence in each of them and believe that they will each contribute significantly to the work we do in the criminal division.
Fred Van Valkenburg
Missoula County Attorney"
Comments from Fred Van Valkenburg regarding the appointments can be heard by clicking the audio link below.
Missoula County Attorney Fred van Valkenburg