Joesph Perno officially named West Haven Interim Police Chief

New Haven

The West Haven Board of Police Commissioners named a new interim chief Tuesday evening.

Deputy Chief Joseph Perno will be taking over for the time being, starting Wednesday.

The current Chief, John Karajanis, has been on medical leave for several months.

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After the official decision was made, Perno said, “It’s very humbling at the moment, I know that there’s a lot of responsibility. And with the men and women of this department and the command staff that I have, I think that this job can be done and done efficiently.”

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