Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh announced the promotion of a new Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief.
On Friday, Aug. 28.
It will become official at a brief ceremony at the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Headquarters building, located at 407 South State Street, where Sheriff Walsh will appoint Ted A. Botsford (54), of Skaneateles to the rank of Chief Police Deputy of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Police Department.
Botsford, a member of the Sheriff's Office since 1978, and over his 31 year career has emerged through the ranks of the Sheriff's Office. Botsford was first promoted to the rank sergeant in 1985, to Lieutenant in 1993, then to the rank of Captian in 2001 and again to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2003.
Sheriff Walsh will also promote Roy Gratien (50), of Camillus to the rank of Assistnat Police Chief. Gratien a
twnety nine year veteran of the Sheriff's Police Department first joined the Sheriff's Office in 1980. Gratien was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1990, to Lieutenant in 1995 and again to the rank of Captain in 2000.
Gratien and Botsford will be responsible for managing the Sheriff's Office Police Department and be an intrical
part of Sheriff Walsh's command staff.