By Mark Gerlach
A Newburgh Civil Service Commission letter circulated this week pertaining to the potential hiring of a replacement for City of Newburgh Police Chief Daniel Cameron. The letter emerged along with news that Cameron took an Orange County police chief’s exam earlier this year. Cameron received the top score on the exam, which is for vacant town and village police chief positions.
Two members of the Newburgh Civil Service Commission, Chairman Thomas Murphy and Commissioner Vera Best, sent a letter to City Manager Michael Ciaravino on June 16 called “Termination of Provisional Appointment – Police Chief.”
The letter discussed the eligible list of candidates for police chief, which was “established” during a June 15 Newburgh Civil Service Commission meeting, the letter said. Four candidates, none of which were current city employees, were on the list at that time.
A 60-day clock began to wind down counting toward the termination of Cameron after the list was established. Cameron has “retention rights to his permanent position of police lieutenant with the City of Newburgh Police Department,” the letter said.
“At this point Dan Cameron is our police chief until further notice,” Ciaravino said.
Candidates who successfully completed the city’s police chief test are being contacted to see if they’re still interested in the job. One candidate is no longer interested in the position, so the candidate number has been deflated to three.
For the complete story see the Friday, July 1 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.