Interim Chief Dave Faber will now serve as Utica's permanent chief of police.
Faber was sworn in as the new chief during the May 8 City Hall meeting, where he was also named the recipient of the 2012 Utica Police Officer of the Year award.
Faber has served as the of the since June 2011, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy left by , who took a job as chief of the Port Huron Police Department.
"We (Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan and I) agreed that we were happy with the direction the department was headed and we wanted to continue on that path," said Faber. "My goal is to ensure we continue to provide superior service to our residence while being fiscally responsible."
Faber has been with the Utica police force since 1993. In 2000, he was promoted to sergeant and detective sergeant in 2003.
Noonan also announced that Sargent Sean Coady will be named deputy chief July 1.