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The Ithaca Police Department will terminate an officer directly responsible for handling sex crimes in the department’s investigative division, the Mayor’s office announced in a press release Thursday.

September 9, 2019

Acting Chief Dennis Nayor Named New Ithaca Chief of Police

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Chief Dennis Nayor will be the Ithaca Police Department’s new permanent chief, Mayor Svante Myrick announced on Monday.

Since his appointment in June, Nayor served as Acting Chief during a summer that saw two fatal stabbings and a downtown shooting. He replaced Chief Pete Tyler upon Tyler’s retirement on May 31.

Before his acting position, Nayor served as the deputy chief of professional standards for the Ithaca Police Department. He previously led the Oneonta Police Department as chief before his move to Ithaca, as well as Director of Research, Development, and Training for the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.

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