NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A swearing in ceremony took place for police New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes on Monday.
Officer Reyes had served as Interim Chief of Police since March. In June, Mayor Toni Harp appointed him to the position full-time. The New Haven Board of Alders unanimously approved the appointment.
The ceremony happened at New Haven City Hall at 3 p.m. Monday.
Chief Reyes took time during the ceremony to honor the hard work and commitment of his fellow officers who risk their lives every day.
“Today, I make an oath to you to lead my department and represent this community with humility, integrity, honesty, and courage.”
Chief Reyes has been with the New Haven Police Department for more than 19 years.