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Clearwater installs new police chief, a 22-year veteran

Anthony “Tony” Holloway takes the oath of office with his wife, Andra Dreyfus, by his side at Thursday’s City Council meeting.


Anthony “Tony” Holloway takes the oath of office with his wife, Andra Dreyfus, by his side at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

CLEARWATER — Tony Holloway returned to the police department where he worked for 22 years — this time, sworn in Thursday as its chief.

He succeeds Sid Klein, who retired after nearly three decades as police chief.

He was sworn in before a packed City Council chambers. His wife, lawyer Andra Dreyfus, pinned on his new badge,

During his nearly 22-year career in Clearwater, Holloway rose through the ranks to become the city's first black police captain.

He left in 2007 to become chief in Somerville, Mass., a city near Boston with a population of 77,000. Clearwater's is 108,000.

City Manager Bill Horne, who picked Holloway from a field of more than 100 applicants, felt he was the most qualified and that his knowledge of the city was a significant advantage.

Times staff

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