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John Lubrant is named temporary Niskayuna police chief

"John Lubrant is the candidate " he is the individual who is well respected by the force, he's been a lieutenant for about 8 years and he is the one who Liz and I thought would make the best interim and acting chief," said Landry.

Lubrant will receive about a $5,000 pay raise " from $88,300 to $88,869 " since he will be taking on a new position with added responsibilities.

"He's getting a bump " it's not like he's getting a 50 grand increase to do this," said Landry."He's getting about a five-grand increase to do this."

Louis Moskowitz was making about $93,000 at the time of his retirement, according to Landry.

The next chief of police can therefore be chosen in several ways, said Landry, as the position of police chief is a Civil Service position.

According to Landry, the board can receive of a list of qualified individuals and appoint someone to take over permanently. They can also do a search and pick someone. They can also set criteria for who they want to be a chief and wait until March when the next civil service exam is given and have that person take the exam.

"Those are the different options the board will be considering when replacing the chief," said Landry.

"He's going to be temporary chief of police, but he still has the ability to be in that lieutenant position," said Landry.

According to Kasper, the search could take up to a year.

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