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Witzenburg named interim Oneonta Police Chief

The move was approved unanimously during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 11:46 PM

ONEONTA, NY – The City of Oneonta has named Police Lt. Christopher Witzenburg as interim chief of the Oneonta Police Department.

The move was approved unanimously during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

Witzenburg replaces Chief Douglas Brenner, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Brenner had been a member of the Oneonta Police Department for 15 years, the last four as chief.

The city will schedule a Civil Service exam for some time in March to come up with a list of candidates for the position. The common council will then interview the candidates before making a final decision on the City of Oneonta’s next police chief.

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