DeWolf sworn in as Troy deputy chief of police
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.
People at the ceremony