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New Bogota Police Chief Says Department's On 'Upswing'

New Bogota Police Chief Daniel Maye is sworn in.
New Bogota Police Chief Daniel Maye is sworn in. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bogota PD

BOGOTA, N.J. -- New Bogota Police Chief Daniel Maye was sworn in on Friday after being appointed by the Borough Council the night before.

“We have a group of great guys here,” Maye told Daily Voice. "The department is in an upswing right now, so my job is to maintain that.”

A 27-year department veteran respected by his colleagues, Maye was a detective for five years and a sergeant for 15 years before becoming the borough's top law enforcement officer.

He's been a traffic officer, Rapid Deployment Force member and a liaison to the Auxiliary Police, among other duties.

Over the years, Maye said, he's seen service calls increase along with the population and the ages of department members decrease.

“I’m looking to continue what we’ve put in place,” he said.

Maye was accompanied by his wife, family members and friends on Friday.

The night before, the council met individually with him and several other sergeants for roughly 15 minutes each.

Daily Voice Reporter Melissa Heule contributed to this story.

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