A Cheektowaga police captain who challenged Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard in 2009 will be the next commissioner of Central Police Services.
County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed John A. Glascott to head the department. Glascott, a Democrat, unsuccessfully ran for sheriff in 2009.
Glascott has worked for the Cheektowaga Police Department for more than 30 years. He began his law enforcement career as a corrections officer for the Attica Correctional Facility from 1973 to 1978. He started as a patrolman in Cheektowaga in 1978.
Central Police Services handles dispatching, training, crime lab analysis and other administrative functions.
Poloncarz submitted Glascott's name to the Legislature on Thursday.
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