Oswego’s Police Chief To Chart A New Course

OSWEGO, NY – The Port City’s police chief will be stepping down to “chart a new course,” he said Thursday.

“After 25 years of service being a proud member of the Oswego City Police Department, I am going to chart a new course for myself and my family,” Michael Dehm Jr. said.

Effective June 1, 2011, he will retire from the department.

“It has been a privilege to be part of one of the best police organizations in the state,” he said.

During his tenure as chief, more than half of the current members of the department have been hired and “still maintained one of the most professional police agencies in New York State, being reaccredited in 2008,” he added.

“It has truly been an honor to serve the people of the city of Oswego,” Dehm said in a brief statement announcing his retirement plans.