Police Chief Frank Fowler, First Deputy Chief David Barrette, Fire Chief Mark McLees, First
Deputy Chief Charlie Duffy and Deputy Mayor John Cowin took the oath of office lsst week in City Hall Council Chambers. They were joined by Deputy Chief Shawn Broton, Deputy Chief Joseph Cecile and Deputy Chief Rebecca Thompson, who were announced and sworn in at the oath of office ceremony.
Thompson is the first woman to serve as deputy chief in Syracuse and will be assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Cecile will be assigned to the Community Services Bureau and Broton will oversee the Investigations Bureau.
Thompson joined the Syracuse Police Department in 1986. She was promoted to sergeant in 1994, lieutenant in 1999 and captain in 2006. In 2001, she became the command officer of the Family Services Division, overseeing the Youth Division, Abused Persons Unit, Domestic Violence
Unit, Missing Persons Unit, DARE/GREAT Unit and the SIRP Unit. She was promoted to captain in Sept. of 2006 and became the command officer for the First Platoon and the Northwest District. Thompson is a former member of the Vera House Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities. Thompson attended Syracuse University, the University of Oklahoma and Cazenovia College.
Cecile has served in the Syracuse Police Department since September 1985. In 1995, he was promoted to sergeant and became a patrol supervisor and supervisor of the Team Oriented Policing Section (TOPS). In 2001, Cecile was promoted to lieutenant and has served since then as the commanding officer of the Community Policing Division. Cecile received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University.
Shawn Broton joined the Syracuse Police Department in 1988 as a patrol officer. He served as sergeant of the Community Policing Team from 2000-2001 and detective sergeant of the criminal investigations division
He was promoted to lieutenant in 2006 and captain in 2009. Broton received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 1994 and a master's degree in public administration in 2001.