Syracuse, N.Y. - Mayor Ben Walsh will announce Syracuse's new Police Chief this morning. Kenton Buckner will take over for Chief Frank Fowler.
Buckner has been the chief of police in Little Rock since June 2014. Prior to Little Rock, he spent 21 years with the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mayor Ben Walsh said in a press release:
"When we began looking for our next police chief, our goal was to find the very best candidate available. In hiring Chief Buckner, we have achieved that objective,” Walsh said. “Chief Buckner brings effective crime reduction strategies and a track record for increasing the diversity of his force. He understands the importance of having strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community to make our neighborhoods safer. Syracuse has an outstanding police department. I believe Chief Buckner will make it even better.”