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Two New Chiefs in the City

Two new police chiefs were officially sworn in Wednesday afternoon, May 5th, at Buffalo Police Headquarters. Surrounded by family, friends and co-workers, Brian K. Patterson and Patrick M. Pascall took the oath of office. Acting Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and Mayor Byron W. Brown led the ceremonies.

Chief Patterson will lead the "B" District that mainly covers downtown and Chief Pascall will direct the "A" District that encompasses mostly South Buffalo.

Patrick M. Pascall, Chief, A District

A patrol officer from 1988-1993 with the Buffalo Municipal Housing Police, Pascall has been a Lieutenant in the Buffalo Police Department since July 1993. He has overseen the daily operations, scheduling and training of all School Resource Officers, a well as ensuring that school administrators are informed of all police-related support functions. A decorated veteran, Pascal is a Major in the United States Army Reserve-Joint Forces Command and he has served in combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. In addition to his Buffalo Police Department experience, he has police experience in the Tampa (FL) Police Department and the Pinecrest Police Department in Miami, FL.

Brian K. Patterson, Chief, B District

A 14-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department and once assigned as a patrol officer to B District, Patterson is currently a Lieutenant in the Buffalo Police Department. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1990 at Buffalo State and will earn his Master of Business Administration degree from the University at Buffalo in May 2011. He has led the city’s dignitary protection services since 2008, coordinating all security and threat assessment issues with federal, state and local dignitary protection divisions.