New Haven Mayor Toni Harp this morning announced that she has chosen a new police chief.
Otoniel Reyes grew up in New Haven, he's been serving as interim chief since March and he has now been named the new police chief.
Harp, as well as members of the New Haven Police Department, police commissioners, and other city officials participated in the announcement this morning.
Reyes has been acting as interim chief since March after former Chief Anthony Campbell retired.
He had been the assistant chief before stepping into the interim chief role.
Reyes has been with the department since January 2000 and over the years has served in the patrol division, the detective bureau as a detective sergeant in the special victims unit, the major crimes unit and homicide unit, a district commander for the Hill South District, officer in charge of the Investigative Services Division, and most recently assistance chief of operations for the department.