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Kilcullen named new chief

Newly appointed Schenectady Police Chief Brian Kilcullen speaks on Monday morning in the Schenectady City Hall rotunda. At right is Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney, Diane Kilcullen and daughter Delaney.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Newly appointed Schenectady Police Chief Brian Kilcullen speaks on Monday morning in the Schenectady City Hall rotunda. At right is Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney, Diane Kilcullen and daughter Delaney.
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Work hard. Do the right thing. And everything will fall into place. That was Brian Kilcullen’s plan for adulthood, and on Monday the 48-year-old who grew up in Schenectady had proof it worked. After 19 years in the Schenectady Police Department, he was promoted to chief. It wasn’t always easy — after college, he hoped to get into the CIA, but didn’t. Then he had to wait three years after passing a police test before ...

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wmarincic
January 7, 2013
4:22 p.m.

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Congrats Brian.

ThePhilistine
January 7, 2013
4:53 p.m.

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Crongrats to Kilcullen!....now for a jab at the political nonsense and the last paragraph of this article; Will Kathleen Moore,s next big story be "Calls for resignation as Chief of Police did not stay at his mothers house 3 out of 5 workdays last week"

reader1
January 8, 2013
12:47 a.m.

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Was it really necessary to rehash the issue with his wife?

Kathleen, the world is not going to end if you write one mud-free story.

mezz3131
January 8, 2013
1:23 a.m.
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dmorgan
January 8, 2013
3:29 a.m.

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To be fair, its nonsense that he will be living at mom's on work days. This allows the Mayor to save face. He'll soon be racing home to Saratoga county every night. It should be kind of entertaining on open house Sundays assuming they still have those. Encouraging people to buy a house in Schenectady while refusing to move to Schenectady.

reader1
January 8, 2013
6:35 a.m.

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To be fair, based on Civil Service law - he is not required to move into the City. The exam announcement did not make it a requirement for the position (promotional) he tested for. And the Fire Chief, also promoted by the Mayor, was not required to move into the City.

wmarincic
January 8, 2013
7:21 a.m.

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The police must live in the city the first five years and their PBA contract hits their pay if they do not. Leave it alone. BTW it looks like some pretty thin skin on the Gazette staff again. I wonder when the Gazette will answer my question of how many minorities do they have for the 105 staff positions on their page. Why do the dodge this question?

gina99
January 8, 2013
7:48 a.m.

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Another life long City resident who currently resides in Milton? McCarthy proves once again he is a total phony. Mr Mayor if you refuse to enforce the City law do us all a favor and remove it.

reader1
January 8, 2013
8:49 a.m.

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gina99 - It is not a law. The residency requirement is regulated by the PBA contract, and the Civil Service regulatiosn really did not require the Chief to move into the City.

cfield
January 8, 2013
10:26 a.m.

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The residency issue is a joke. Whatever happened to best person for the job? If more city residents wanted the jobs they would apply! How about all the folks out there who worked for GE! Do they buy all GE products and purchase from GE spin off companies! Do you think those companies have a right to expect you buy their products since they paid your salary and now retirement benefits in may cases? Oh I bet that's different right? Ya know how you solve the issue of non-residents not taking the exams, stop the county hand-outs!

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