FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Mayor Madden Announces Promotion of Assistant Police Chief Brian Owens
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the promotion of Brian G. Owens to the rank of Assistant Chief of the Troy Police Department.
Mayor Madden said “I have seen firsthand the professionalism and courage of the Troy Police Department that has kept our streets and neighborhoods safe and secure. Assistant Chief Owens’ unique skills, training and leadership experience he brings to this new position will greatly enhance the department’s reputation as one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the nation. I am confident that he will bring further prestige to our great city while continuing to positively shape the department into the 21st century.”
Troy Assistant Police Chief Brian Owens said “It is a great honor and privilege to continue serving the residents of Troy as Assistant Chief. I remain committed to upholding the Troy Police Department’s motto of ‘Service, Trust, and Professionalism’ and the proud traditions established by the generations of officers who have served our community before me.”
Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said “I congratulate Captain Owens on his promotion to this critically important position and look forward to his assistance in managing the operations of the Troy Police Department.”
Assistant Chief Brian Owens has served with the Troy Police Department for 20 years, first as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and eventually Captain with the Patrol Bureau. Since 2011, Owens served as Captain of Technology and Grants, where he oversaw the acquisition and deployment of new devices and hardware to enhance public safety operations of the department. In addition, Owens supervises the department’s Homeland Security Team and Mobile Command Center. He is the department’s liaison with the FBI-Albany Joint Terrorism Task Force, New York State Police Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, US Coast Guard Fleet Intelligence Support Team, and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant Chief Owens is a graduate of the 266th Session of the FBI National Academy and is a highly-decorated member of the department, recognized with the Chief John J. Givney Award, a Silver Shield Award, Chief’s Appreciation awards, various Unit and Division citations, and the Rensselaer County 911 Award.
Owens is a 14-year veteran with the United States Army Reserve, serving in various capacities, including Company Commander of the HHD, 413th Quartermaster Battalion during the -unit’s combat deployment to Iraq. After beginning his enlisted service, Owens was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA. Owens is the recipient of various service awards and decorations, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
Details of the Troy Assistant Police Chief promotion ceremony will be announced at a later date.
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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