Providence swears in new police chief
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Hugh Clements Jr. has been publicly sworn in as Providence's police chief.
The 54-year-old Clements was sworn in Friday evening at City Hall ceremony.
Clements was named to the top position last month. He's been serving as acting chief since Col. Dean Esserman resigned in June after underage drinking took place at his daughter's graduation party. Esserman is now the chief of the New Haven, Conn., police.
Clements has served on the city's force for 26 years, rising from the rank of patrolman.