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Webster Names New Police Chief

Webster has a new police chief. And it's a familiar name.  Joe Rieger, who is currently acting chief, has been named by town officials to get the job on a permanent basis.

Rieger has been a Webster Police Officer since 1989 rising through the ranks to Lieutenant in 2001, and named acting chief last December, to replace Gerald Pickering who retired. Pickering took a job as Deputy Director of Public Safety at the University of Rochester.

Rieger will be officially appointed chief at the Webster Town Board meeting on June 18.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.