August 10, 2012
New North Syracuse Police Chief Michael Crowell is sworn in by Judge Bertrand at the August 9 village board meeting as Mayor Atkinson (left) and family and friends look on.
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Village of North Syracuse mayor Mark Atkinson swore in new police chief Michael Crowell at the Aug. 9 village board meeting. Crowell was chosen for his experience with community policing, something the village wants to focus more on in the future. The emphasis on community policing comes not only from the village board but from the expectations of the public, Atkinson said. Interim Chief William Peverly and a board of law enforcement experts made the recommendation of Crowell to the mayor after going through the civil service process and interviewing three likely candidates.