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.