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Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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NSB Selects New Police Chief

After an extensive three-month search and interview process, New Smyrna Beach is ready to welcome a new police chief.

“We conducted a very thorough search to make the right decision,” said Pam Brangaccio, New Smyrna Beach city manager. “We interviewed several very qualified applicants extensively. In the end, the best fit for New Smyrna Beach was clear.”

george markertBrangaccio will appoint George E. Markert subject to confirmation by the City Commission at the April 23 City Commission meeting.

After reviewing candidate information from the International Association of Police Chiefs (IAPC), community input, and interview results, Brangaccio selected Markert to bring his decades of law enforcement and leadership experience to the City.

Markert’s resume’ lists 30 years of service including 28 years with the City of Rochester Police Department during which he served as executive deputy chief, deputy chief of administration and currently as the director of the Office of Public Integrity. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Empire State College, Rochester, and attended the FBI National Academy’s 197th session.

“Lt. Brouillette has done as excellent job as our interim police chief,” Brangaccio said. “The City is fortunate to have such a dedicated and skilled member of our law enforcement team.”

More than 150 applications were received from across the country including Alaska, Seattle and Connecticut, Brangaccio said.  The City retained the IACP to administer the nationwide search and narrow the list to a handful of semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists attended a public reception and went through several scheduled interviews with the City’s human resources director, assistant city manager, business and residential representatives and Brangaccio.

If confirmed by the City Commission, Markert will earn $102,000. His first day on the job is expected to be May 28.

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