Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda has retired from the Police Department. The announcement was made overnight in a statement from the City of Buffalo.
Derenda was with the Police Department for more than 30 years, beginning his career as a Uniformed Police Officer, then moving into the role of Detective, Detective Sergeant, and Deputy Commissioner of Operations. He had been the Police Commissioner for the past eight years.
Derenda's retirement went into effect midnight, January 17th. The statement from the Mayor's Office said Derenda will pursue an opportunity in the private sector.
First Deputy Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood has been appointed the new Police Commissioner.