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Schenectady police chief will be named on Monday

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Schenectady's new police chief will be named Monday morning.

City Mayor Gary McCarthy will announce his decision in the City Hall rotunda at 11 a.m., according to a news release

The mayor will decide among three assistant chiefs, Michael Seber, Patrick Leguire and Brian Kilcullen. The position was vacated by Mark Chaires, who recently retired to run the Hamilton Hill Arts Center.



January 4, 2013
3:44 p.m.

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I wonder if the mayor is going to announce that one of the assistant chiefs is moving into the city after all, or that he is backing down and ignoring the rule that the chief must live in town. The media have reported that if a chief's exam is given, one of the top three qualifiers must get the job, but that if no exam is given or the exam results age out after two years then another person may be named. Could the Mayor appoint Mr Mitchell chief?

Pity no one proof reads the headlines any more, the chief will not be named, the selection will be made public, which is not the same thing. Something like "Mayor's Selection for Police Chief to be Revealed Monday" takes about the same space and is better fitted to the planned event.