Wednesday, February 7, 2018




Date set for Newburgh city police chief exam

NEWBURGH – One day after Newburgh City Manager Michael Ciaravino announced that he would appoint former Beacon Police Chief Douglas Solomon as Newburgh chief provisionally pending the results of a civil service exam, a March 17 date was announced for the test.

The exam will be an open competitive test which must be taken by Solomon, who will have to place within the top three scorers to be permanently named chief.

City officials had hoped that a chief’s exam taken by Solomon when he was top law enforcement officer in the Village of Monticello prior to coming to Beacon, would qualify him for the Newburgh job, but the state Civil Service Commission did not agree.

For the last few years, the Newburgh Police Department has been run by a succession of lieutenants since the last former chief retired.

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