At a public ceremony held in the Lincoln City Police department community room, Dave Broderick was sworn in as Lincoln City’s newest police Chief. Broderick took the oath of office as administered by city recorder Jamie Young.
Broderick was introduced by outgoing Chief Jerry Palmer who said, “Over four years ago…I had an opportunity to lay out a plan to take us into an area we hadn’t been able to obtain; including this facility, equipment and training. When I reached out and dragged Dave out from… undercover to supervision and part of command staff, was for me, one of the brightest parts of my career because this man stepped up and all of goals (we set) would not have happened if it were not for this man because he bought into the vision and took it by the reins…”
Palmer continued, “He stayed the course… the best leadership to take us into the future is already built into this department.”
Palmer then pinned the Chief’s stars on Broderick’s shirt collar and presented his successor to the crowd.
“I’m more than humbled to be standing here today looking out at the faces of so many people that have been a part of my life and career.” said Broderick. That man (Palmer) paved the way for where we are today, so thank you.”
“We will do our very best to continue…our relationship with the community, the professionalism we have and the pride we have in this department. I hope that I can always do the right thing to make sure the city will always trust in us.”