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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.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

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

Clearwater installs new police chief, a 22-year veteran 02/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:10pm]

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