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Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger announces his retirement

11 Dec

After more than 30 years in the Webster Police Department, Police Chief Joe Rieger will retire in mid-January.

Rieger has led the department since 2015, when he replaced retiring police chief Gerald Pickering.

In a letter he wrote to the community, Rieger said,

It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as your Chief of Police for nearly 6 years. However, the time has come for me to retire from the Webster Police Department and pass the leadership torch to someone else.

The decision to retire has been bittersweet for me. I am looking forward to retirement, but I will miss serving the public in this role and the camaraderie that exists amongst police officers.

Throughout my time as your Police Chief, I have been blessed with overwhelming community support. I sincerely appreciate that support and I hope your support for the Webster Police Department will continue into the future. Thank you for everything you have done through the years to help the Webste Police Department serve this great community. I will miss you all.

In my “job” as Webster blogger, I’ve had occasion to cross paths with Chief Rieger many times, most recently at the Village of Webster Holiday Parade of Lights. He was always very friendly, helpful and professional, and I wish him the best of luck in whatever he chooses to do in his retirement.

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Webster will run mass casualty drill next week

20 Jun

fire truck

(Photo: S. Rosenberry)

If you live, or work, or even find yourself driving around the northeast corner of town with any regularity, please pull out your calendar right now and make a note about this important event.

On Thursday June 27, Town of Webster emergency response agencies in conjunction with the Webster Central School District will be running a large-scale emergency drill at Schlegel Rd. Elementary School.

What that means is that beginning at around 7:30 a.m., you’re going to be hearing all kinds of sirens and see lots of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances descending on the school.

Don’t worry. It’s only a drill. School will be out for the summer, and while there will be students and adults there, they will be acting out pre-determined roles to simulate an actual emergency.

During the drill, Webster CSD, Webster Police Department, Webster Volunteer Fire Department, West Webster Volunteer Fire Department, Webster Emergency Medical Service, and Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life will simulate and respond to a large-scale school incident to test these agencies’ coordinated response.

Schlegel Rd. will be closed and Special Police will be diverting traffic from 7:30 a.m. to noon to assure the safety of the actors and emergency responders. Local resident access will be allowed.

Please help spread the word to friends and neighbors.

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