Albany's acting police chief won't seek top job permanently

June 26, 2018 04:17 PM

The city of Albany is on the search for a new police chief. Acting Chief Robert Sears will not apply for the chief position.

Sears plans to retire this summer after serving the city for 20 years.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan tells NewsChannel 13 Sears will remain with Albany Police to help advise the mayor during the transition to a new chief.

Mayor Sheehan now says the city is advancing to the next phase of its nationwide search for a new chief and she will select a new one in the coming weeks.

Sheehan has formed an advisory committee to help with the search. Trust NewsChannel 13 to let you know when she makes a decision.


WNYT Staff

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