Chief Greg Dorney was all dressed up for Thursday's Board of Supervisors meeting.
After all, it was a big occasion.
Dorney announced the promotion of one of his officers, Michael Friel, to detective in the .
Dorney said Friel, who is replacing a retired detective, was among six candidates who had applied for the position.
After a lengthy interview process and performance evaluation, Dorney narrowed the candidates to three. Those three then worked with other detectives over a nine-week period until July.
"This was an extremely hard decision," Dorney said.
Friel has served with the department since January 2005. He mainly worked on night patrol.
"He's a unique, intelligent young man who has a unique way of thinking outside the box," Dorney said. "He has the attributes to be a very good detective."
Friel attended the meeting with his family, parents and his supervising officer.
"Thank you for the great work," Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said. "Congratulations."
Everyone on the , other department heads and audience members gave a round of applause.