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Crime John Mueller sworn in as Yonkers police commissioner

20:00  09 october  2019
20:00  09 october  2019 Source:   lohud.com

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YONKERS - A swearing-in ceremony was held Tuesday  for new Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller. 

The ceremony for the veteran lawman was held at the Riverfront Library. Mueller was named commissioner after his predecessor, Charles Gardner, announced his retirement earlier this year. 

Mueller's emergence into the position comes after the city saw a drop in serious crimes in 2018.

a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Mayor Mike Spano administers the oath of office to Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers Oct. 8, 2019. Mueller, a Yonkers native, was appointed as the 22nd Police Commissioner of Yonkers in July 2019. © Tania Savayan/The Journal News Mayor Mike Spano administers the oath of office to Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers Oct. 8, 2019. Mueller, a Yonkers native, was appointed as the 22nd Police Commissioner of Yonkers in July 2019.

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Mueller noted that Yonkers has been able to enjoy a drop in crime and "move our resources to reach out to people."

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Mueller has served more than 20 years in the Yonkers Police Department, during which he has held numerous positions, according to a statement from the mayor's office. Recently, Mueller served as commanding officer of the Investigative Services Bureau, the department responsible for investigative activities within the Yonkers Police Department. 

a man wearing a suit and tie: Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller speaks at his swearing-in ceremony at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers Oct. 8, 2019. © Tania Savayan/The Journal News Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller speaks at his swearing-in ceremony at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers Oct. 8, 2019.

He holds master's and bachelor's degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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