New Police Superintendent in Niagara Falls

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) The City of Niagara Falls has a new police superintendent.

Detective Lieutenant Bryan DalPorto was sworn in Friday morning by Mayor Paul Dyster and he will take command the 155-member police force.

DalPorto is a lifelong Falls resident, who attended Niagara Catholic High School, has degrees from Niagara Community and Empire State Colleges, and he is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy.

Rising through the ranks during his 15-years with Niagara Falls Police, Bryan DalPorto has walked beats, lead major narcotics investigations, and worked in administration.

The 42-year old superintendent is also a Major in the 107th Airlift Wing (NY Air National Guard) and serves as Force Support Squadron Commander.

"I want to put more officers in patrol cars so there is more of a police presence in this city so people can feel safer," commented Superintendent DalPorto.

The position was previously held by John Chella for the past nine years.

Chella recently retired after serving 44-years with the Niagara Falls Police.