Weber was flanked by his son, Aaron, and
daughter, Ashley, as he took the oath of office administered by Mayor Randy Kirichkow.
Weber said he wants to promote professionalism in the police department as he takes the leadership role.
“I want to do the right thing,” Weber said.
The city council meeting room was filled with Weber’s friends and family who came from as far away as Green Bay to attend the swearing in ceremony.
Weber was approved as police chief by a 3-2 vote by the city council on Oct. 4. Council member Ryan Griffin and Mayor Randy Kirichkow said they never saw Weber’s application for the position until they were presented with it in executive session on Oct. 4, and Weber told the Beloit Daily News he hand delivered his resume to council members Robert Stone, Robert Redieske and Pam Clifton, and not to Griffin and Kirichkow saying, “I went to the commissioners I trusted.”
On Friday, Kirichkow filed a complaint with the South Beloit Fire and Police Commission against Weber alleging misconduct by Weber in an incident that occurred in February 2009. The commission has scheduled a hearing on that matter for 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at City Hall.
Weber joined the South Beloit Police Department in 2001. He left the department in 2006 to train law enforcement officials in Afghanistan. After a year, he returned to the Stateline Area and returned to the South Beloit Police Department. He has been a patrol officer and has served as acting sergeant periodically over the past several years.
Source: Clint Wolf – beloitdailynews.com
Category: The New Chief