MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Lt. Richard Burke, a retired officer from the Mount Vernon Police Department, will take over as interim police commissioner.
Burke replaces Carl Bell , who was fired by Mayor Ernie Davis last week.
“I believe Richard Burke is the right person for this job," Davis said in a news release. "He comes to us with the skills, experience and familiarity of what is needed to help us aggressively work at combating crime. He will lead the department until a new commissioner is appointed.”
Burke, who had served in the MVPD for 21 years and retired in 1994, said in a news release that he knows the people of Mount Vernon and it is looking forward to serving again.
Burke will be sworn in on Friday.
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