By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — Matt Dailey was sworn in as the new detective sergeant for the city police department in a brief ceremony at City Hall on Thursday.

Dailey, an 18-year veteran of the police force, has been a detective since 2006 and detective corporal for the last seven years. He has also headed the Emergency Services Unit (SWAT team) for the past six years.

Dailey said he’s excited about his new role as head of the detective unit.

“I’m excited. We’ve had two new detectives appointed in the past six months and we need to get them trained and ready to go,” he said.

He’s familiar with the job, as he has served as temporary head of the unit several times while a corporal.
“I’m looking forward to doing a good job,” he said.

“Matt has done a good job as a detective and has a good handle on what the job takes,” Interim Chief Capt. George Hartz said.

The newest detective was also at the ceremony, Cpl. Beth Marti, a member of the force for 16 and a half years.

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