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West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney sworn in

Mooney is the second female police chief at WPBPD
Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 05:00:36-05

Sarah Mooney was sworn in as Chief of West Palm Beach Police on Monday.

Mooney was appointed by West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio in December. She takes over for Chief Bryan Kummerlan who officially retired on Sunday.

"I don't foresee any major changes right off the bat,” said Chief Mooney. “We do have a lot of retirements that are coming up over the next six to eight months so the changes are going to come anyway because the personnel is going to change.”

Chief Mooney is the second female police chief in West Palm Beach history.

“I think right now the main key is to keep the ship steady, so to speak and make sure we're addressing the issues as they come up,” said Chief Mooney.

Chief Mooney is a 22-year veteran of the police department.

She was promoted from her position as assistant chief.

This story was updated to clarify the spelling of Chief Mooney.