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Mount Vernon Appoints Former Police Chief As Commissioner

Terrance Raynor will take over as the Mount Vernon police commissioner.
Terrance Raynor will take over as the Mount Vernon police commissioner. Photo Credit:

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – It’ll be a familiar face in an old place atop the Mount Vernon Police Department, as former chief Terrance Raynor was named as the new commissioner.

The new commissioner ascended through the ranks of the Mount Vernon Police Department before retiring as chief in 2006. He then took a position as the chief investigator for the Westchester County district attorney, which he retired from on April 30.

Interim Commissioner Richard Burke will step down from his temporary post, but will remain in office in a lesser capacity.. Burke was appointed in February following the firing of former commissioner Carl Bell.

Raynor officially takes over as chief of the 205-member department on Sunday, but Mayor Ernest Davis will formally introduce him to the public on June 7 at City Hall. His salary will be north of $100,000 per year, which is well below what he was making at the district attorney’s office.

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