Posted at: 01/17/2013 4:50 PM
| Updated at: 01/17/2013 5:28 PM
By: Dan Bazile
TROY - Troy's Police Department will soon have a new leader. The mayor appointed a police commissioner today to oversee the day to day operation of the force.
The new commissioner is a retired assistant police chief who spent more than 30 years in the police department he's now about to lead.
62-year-old Anthony Magnetto will be taking over as commissioner in February.
Troy mayor Lou Rosamilia made the announcement this afternoon at city hall.
Magnetto joined the police department in 1976 and worked his way up through the ranks. He retired in 2011.
He says he couldn't pass up the opportunity to come back to serve and improve public safety in the city where he grew up.