Irondequoit's deputy police chief is getting a promotion.
Richard Tantalo will replace Richard Boyan as chief. Boyan retired in September.
Tantalo says he's honored at the appointment.
"It's certainly a very humbling experience to have risen to this particular level and being recognized by a governing body for this. It's humbling that the town itself has contacted me and a number of other individuals to show their support and it's really very rewarding," Tantalo said.
Tantalo says his first order of business as chief will be to meet with his senior staff.