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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Mayor Selects New Ithaca Police Chief

Mayor Svante L. Myrick announced today that he has selected Acting Police Chief Dennis R. Nayor to become the City’s next Chief of Police. 

“The Police Chief Search Committee, which included former Police Chief John Barber, has done an excellent and thorough job, vetting and interviewing both internal and external candidates. They narrowed the field to two extraordinarily qualified candidates and it's my pleasure to nominate one of them - Acting Chief Dennis Nayor - to be our next permanent Chief of Police. AC Nayor has proven his enthusiasm, commitment, and professionalism are peerless and I have the utmost confidence in him” said Mayor Myrick.

This appointment is subject to the approval of Common Council and if approved would become effective on October 2, 2019.

Questions can be forwarded to the Mayor’s Office at (607) 274-6501.



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