Updated: 01/01/2014 1:17 PM
Created: 01/01/2014 1:15 PM WHEC.com
On Wednesday, Mayor Lovely Warren presided over the swearing-in ceremony for Rochester Fire Chief John Schreiber and Interim Police Chief 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 of experience in the fire service including 25 in the Rochester Fire Department. Most recently, he served at the Fire Marshal.
Interim Chief Ciminelli has more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement, including 17 with the Rochester Police Department. Most recently Ciminelli served as Deputy Chief of Administration.