WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A former interim police chief for the New Haven Police Department is now Watertown’s new deputy chief.

Renee Dominquez was sworn in as deputy chief Monday morning. She retired from the New Haven Police Department after more than 20 years of service.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker had picked Dominguez to become chief, but the nomination was rejected by the city’s board of alderman.

A formal swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Watertown Police Headquarters.

Former New Haven interim police chief becomes new deputy chief in Watertown.