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Mayor Johnson Appoints Police Commissioner

Mayor Kamal Johnson appoints Shane Bower as Police Commissioner. Bower served in the Hudson Police Department from 2001 to 2019, when he retired as Sergeant. He held positions of School Resource Officer and Juvenile Aid Officer. He was also a certified Field Training Officer, a Fire and Accident Reconstruction Investigator, and was a part of the Law Enforcement Bike Patrol. He is a certified Motor Vehicle Investigator, a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collision Investigator as well as being part of FEMA’s Incident Command ICS, 200, 300, and 700. 

Bower brings the experience of several departments and organizations. Prior to working at the Hudson Police Department, he worked at the Ulster and Chatham Police Departments. He has been a volunteer firefighter since 2002 and is a certified Diver for their Rescue Dive Team and an NYS Level I Fire Investigator.