Suffolk County Police Department's Sixth Precinct has a new commanding officer.
Inspector Thomas Palmieri started filling the roles of former Inspector Robert Oswald last Monday, according to Suffolk County Police, after Oswald was reportedly transferred to police headquarters.
The Port Times Record reported last week that Oswald – who took over the commanding officer role in November of 2009 – will now work as the department's chief of support services, which includes payroll, personnel and supplies duties.
Palmieri brings nearly 30 years of experience in several SCPD roles to his new position, including time as a patrol officer in the Sixth Precinct and most recently as a Deputy Inspector in the Office of the Chief of Patrol. He has also worked in the Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Precincts as well.