Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Dessoye Retires

Published 09/03 2014 01:05PM

Updated 09/03 2014 01:08PM

   Long time Wilkes-Barre police chief Gerard Dessoye is retiring.  Dessoye, a member of the International Police Hall of Fame will step down from the job September 14th. He joined the Wilkes-Barre Police Department in 1981 as a patrolman.  He later served as Captain of Detectives before becoming Chief in 2004. Wilkes-barre Mayor Thomas Leighton said "Chief Dessoye had a truly commendable career with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department and serving the community,"   Kings College announced Dessoye has been appointed Executive Director of Campus Safety and Security.

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