News Release - Mayor Lovely A. Warren Presides at Swearing-in Ceremony for Fire Chief, Interim Police Chief

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, January 1, 2014) – Beginning her term with a focus on public safety, Mayor Lovely A. Warren presided at the Swearing-in Ceremony today for Fire Chief John P. Schreiber and Interim Police Chief to Michael Ciminelli.

“Public safety is the most important function of government, and I am confident that Chief Schreiber and Interim Chief Ciminelli will lead their Departments in a manner that earns the respect and trust of the people of Rochester,” said Mayor Warren. “I want to take this opportunity to thank these two men and all the men and women of the Rochester Fire and Police Departments for their commitment to protecting our citizens and visitors. I also want to thank the families of our police officers and firefighters for the sacrifices they endure to support loved ones in such challenging jobs.”

Chief Schreiber has more than 30 years experience in the fire service including 25 in the Rochester Fire Department. He most recently served as the Rochester Fire Marshal.

Interim Chief Ciminelli has more than 35 years experience in law enforcement, including 17 with the Rochester Police Department. He most recently served as Deputy Chief of Administration.

At the request of the chiefs, the initial swearing-in ceremony was conducted with a small audience of friends and family in City Hall. Rochester City Court Judge Teresa Johnson administered the oath of office.

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