Mayor Brown selects Deputy BPD Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia to be commissioner

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Friday the appointment of Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia to the role of police commissioner; the appointment now goes to the Common Council to decide on signing off.

Gramaglia joined Buffalo Police in 1996, serving as an officer, lieutenant, captain, chief of B District and deputy police commissioner in 2018.

“These appointees are all dedicated public servants who exemplify the hard work and determination that
defines our City. They are committed to delivering world-class services for our community that will translate into four more years of progress, public safety, diversity, inclusion and opportunity for all,” Mayor Brown said.

In addition, Cavette Chambers was appointed Acting Corporation Counsel. She will serve as the first Jamaican-American woman in that role. She was previously appointed senior deputy corporation counsel in 2017 and has been an assistant corporation counsel in Buffalo’s Law Department since 2006.

Mary Scarpine will now work under Chambers as senior deputy corporation counsel.

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