Cambridge police chief returns to active duty
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Police Chief Daniel Dvorak returned to duty with the department Tuesday after a brief time on administrative leave.
According to a Cambridge police press release, Dvorak was reinstated Tuesday, Aug. 30, after he was placed on administrative leave Thursday, Aug. 25, for a personnel matter.
“Last week, some concerns were raised about equipment in my possession that I used in my computer management role with the Newport Police Department,” Dvorak said in a written statement. “I was placed on administrative leave while this was investigated. Once I received a statement from Newport confirming I was authorized to possess this equipment I was reinstated.
“All cases such as this must be investigated completely, and unfortunately to do it properly it must be done confidentially,” he said. “I am very pleased to be back to work so I can continue to serve as your police chief.”
A 23-year law enforcement veteran, Dvorak was brought on as chief in January 2015 after the retirement of Chief Kenneth Malik. He was selected by a committee of city officials and residents from a list of 30 who had applied for the position.
Dvorak served the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island before coming to Cambridge.