Category: The New Chief

Jim Cervera – Virginia Beach, Virginia’s New Police Chief

Jim Cervera – Virginia Beach, Virginia’s New Police Chief

August 24, 2010 | Comments (0)

Virginia Beach City Manager Jim Spore has appointed Deputy Chief Jim Cervera chief of the Virginia Beach Police Department. Spore made the announcement today, introducing Cervera to City Council as the new chief. He will officially take leadership of the department Sept. 1, according to an announcement from the city Cervera has been serving as [...]

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Bill Dickinson – Sequim, Washington’s New Police Chief

Bill Dickinson – Sequim, Washington’s New Police Chief

August 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

Sequim, Washington City Manager Steve Burkett today announced the appointment of Bill Dickinson, former SeaTac and Burien police chief, as Sequim’s new top law enforcment officer. Dickinson, who will start Sept. 7 at $93,000 a year, has 39 years of experience in criminal justice. His work experience ranges from the very smallest of police departments [...]

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John Ward – Ridgewood, New Jersey’s New Police Chief

John Ward – Ridgewood, New Jersey’s New Police Chief

August 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s official: John Ward will assume the position of Ridgewood Police Chief effective Sept. 1, according to a press release from the village manager’s office. Ward was appointe senior officer in charge following former Police Chief John LiPuma’s retirement. LiPuma left the force in mid-July, but his official retirement date is Sept. 1. Ward, who [...]

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Pete Fisher – Creve Coeur, Illinois’ New Police Chief

Pete Fisher – Creve Coeur, Illinois’ New Police Chief

August 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

Mike Button became Creve Coeur’s chief in 2002 after a long career with the Peoria Police Department. The big-city and small-town departments couldn’t be more different, but Button says he met his goals in Creve Coeur. Button wanted the department to be community-oriented with the strongest focus on developing relationships with the citizens and business [...]

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Brian Krueger – Austin, Minnesota’s New Police Chief

Brian Krueger – Austin, Minnesota’s New Police Chief

August 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

For Brian Krueger, the wait is over. The Austin police detective was formally approved Monday by the Austin City Council as Austin’s new police chief. “It’s very special. It’s been a long process,” Krueger said when asked what the occasion meant to him. City council members shook Krueger’s hand as he walked past the council’s [...]

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Gary Hester – Winter Haven, Florida’s New Police Chief

Gary Hester – Winter Haven, Florida’s New Police Chief

August 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

Winter Haven has a new top cop. In a 10-minute ceremony this morning at the Winter Haven Police Department, Gary Hester took the oath of office as city police chief. City Manager Dale Smith administered the oath. The ceremony began at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at the police department on Lake Silver Drive [...]

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Kevin Hay – George Washington University’s New Police Chief

Kevin Hay – George Washington University’s New Police Chief

August 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

In his nearly three decades of law enforcement experience, Kevin Hay, GW’s new police chief, has received more than 100 awards and recognitions. In his former position as deputy chief of the U.S. Park Police, Mr. Hay managed the homeland security division (302 sworn officers), which is the force’s largest and which protects areas near [...]

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Dan Duncan – Melbourne Beach, Florida’s New Police Chief

Dan Duncan – Melbourne Beach, Florida’s New Police Chief

August 14, 2010 | Comments (0)

Dan Duncan plans to shoot new life into community policing, to reawaken neighborhood watch programs and to meet with residents to help reduce crime. And that’s all in less than one week on the job as the new police chief of Melbourne Beach. “We’re going to have high visibility,” Duncan said. “I want the community [...]

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Ernest R. “Roger” Tully – Alexandria, Louisiana’s New Police Chief

Ernest R. “Roger” Tully – Alexandria, Louisiana’s New Police Chief

August 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

By Bret H. McCormick • bmccormick@thetowntalk.com  Ernest R. “Roger” Tully has been appointed chief of the Alexandria Police Department. Mayor Jacques Roy introduced Tully, a 29-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department, to APD officers and then to the public Monday evening. Tully, who worked hand-in-hand with Baton Rouge Chief Jeff LeDuff and commanded [...]

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John Diaz – Seattle, Washington’s New Police Chief

John Diaz – Seattle, Washington’s New Police Chief

August 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

Prior to the unanimous vote, more than a half dozen people spoke against Diaz, saying he hadn’t and wouldn’t do enough to foster better relations with the city’s African Americans. Diaz, the interim chief, was chosen by Mayor Mike McGinn to head the department after a months-long search. Diaz is the first permanent chief appointed [...]

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