DeWolf sworn in as Troy deputy chief of po­lice

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Michael Gwiz­dala mg­wiz­dala@dig­i­tal­first­media.com Re­porter

TROY, N.Y. >> In front of fam­ily, friends, fel­low of­fi­cers and dig­ni­taries, As­sis­tant Chief of Po­lice Daniel DeWolf was pro­moted and sworn in as deputy chief of po­lice in the Col­lar City.

A six-year vet­eran of the United States Navy, both ac­tive and re­serve, DeWolf has served with the Troy Po­lice De­part­ment for the past 23 years.

“I’m very ex­cited about it, be­ing in the po­si­tion of as­sis­tant chief for the last eight months and hav­ing both pa­trol and de­tec­tive bu­reaus and all of the other jobs that came with it re­ally pre­pared me for this day go­ing for­ward,” Deputy Chief DeWolf said of the pro­mo­tion. “It re­ally cre­ates a nice line of chain of com­mand, from the Chief to the Deputy Chief to the As­sis­tant Chief, it’s clear for the guys and it’s a po­si­tion that I’ve sought and I’m happy that I made it here. I feel blessed.”

DeWolf also ex­pressed his ex­cite­ment on the im­pact he and the de­part­ment hope to make go­ing for­ward in the city.

“I love the city of Troy and I love the PD and I give it my all and I’m go­ing to con­tinue to give it my all. We’re only go­ing to con­tinue to make the place bet­ter, so I’m def­i­nitely ex­cited go­ing for­ward and I’m def­i­nitely ex­cited about the things we’re go­ing to do,” Deputy Chief DeWolf added. “I’ve got a great team with Chief Owens and my­self and Chief Kehn, I think we’re re­ally go­ing to make an im­pact. We have a great com­mand staff, we have great of­fi­cers and staff sergeants; so it’s good all around.”

Chief Brian Owens was also pleased with DeWolf’s pro­mo­tion and what he brings to the force.

“Deputy Chief DeWolf is a great man and the city is very for­tu­nate to have had his ser­vice for the last 23 years. In this new po­si­tion he ac­cepts even greater re­spon­si­bil­ity and he’s done that will­ingly, he’s done that through­out his ca­reer and we’re thank­ful for that,” Chief Owens said. “I per­son­ally rely on him a lot and now as the for­mal Deputy Chief as the sec­ond in com­mand, that just bet­ter or­ga­nizes our de­part­ment so we un­der­stand that clear chain of com­mand and he’s just go­ing to con­tinue to do great work for the city and our de­part­ment,” Chief Owens added on the im­por­tance of the strength­ened chain of com­mand.

Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den also voiced his con­fi­dence in DeWolf’s abil­i­ties, work ethic and in­tegrity.

“Last Fe­bru­ary the Chief and I ex­pressed our con­fi­dence in the abil­i­ties of then- Cap­tain DeWolf, el­e­vat­ing him to the rank of as­sis­tant chief. Over the past eight months he has as­sumed those re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­flinch­ingly and had brought pas­sion and a com-

mit­ment to the men and women in the de­part­ment that con­firms our ear­lier be­lief in his val­ues and abil­i­ties. To­day, I am thrilled to rec­og­nize that com­mit­ment by way of his pro­mo­tion to deputy chief. I and the rest of the city look for­ward to the growth of the po­lice de­part­ment un­der the steady hand of this new lead­er­ship team,” Mad­den said. “To­day’s pro­mo­tion is an ex­pres­sion of our con­fi­dence in your skills and abil­ity and a re­flec­tion of our trust in your in­tegrity and your judge­ment.”

The pro­mo­tion comes on the heels of a new con­tract for the po­lice chiefs.

“The mayor was able to give us a con­tract of­fer that was fair, fair for the city, fair for the three of us as chiefs and so we ap­pre­ci­ate his ef­forts, we ap­pre­ci­ate the coun­cil for the sup­port of that and it’s good to have that re­solved; it’s one less con­cern to worry about the un­known, so we’re glad that that’s done,” Chief Owens said of the new agree­ment.

MICHAEL GWIZ­DALA - MG­WIZ­DALA@DIG­I­TAL­FIRST­MEDIA.COM

Peo­ple at the cer­e­mony

MICHAEL GWIZ­DALA - MG­WIZ­DALA@DIG­I­TAL­FIRST­MEDIA.COM

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