Solomon passes civil service test; officially becomes Newburgh City police chief

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NEWBURGH – Provisional Newburgh Police Chief Douglas Solomon has
passed the civil service test and is now officially permanent chief.

The city’s Civil Service Commission, Wednesday, certified the results
of the test, specifically that Solomon and one other person passed the

City Manager Michael Ciaravino said he was confident Solomon would pass
the test.

“He did that on very, very short notice and without having taken
or studied for the exam in, I think, almost 20 years,” the manager
said. “It’s remarkable with very little time to prepare he
passed and we are looking forward to Chief Solomon being the official
police chief of the Newburgh Police Department.”
Solomon was happy that he could continue on the job.

“I have been doing this a long time and I feel I am capable and
I am a good fit for this community and we will move forward,” he
Prior to coming to Newburgh, Solomon was police chief in the City of
Beacon, and before that, chief in the Village of Monticello.