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June 11, 2012 - 3:24pm

New police chief announced for the City of Batavia

posted by Billie Owens in batavia.

Press release:

City Manager Jason Molino announced his appointment of Shawn Heubusch as the chief of police for the City of Batavia. Chief Heubusch was selected following a nationwide recruitment process.

Chief Heubusch is a 15-year veteran and current assistant chief of police for the Warsaw Police Department. He graduated from the Rural Police Training Institute at Genesee Community College in 1997, and served as a police officer for seven years prior to becoming the assistant chief in 2004.

City Manager Jason Molino said, “Chief Heubusch brings a fresh perspective of leadership and experience to the department and the community. I look forward to working with him in the future as we have many challenges ahead of us.”

“I would like to sincerely thank Chief Randy Baker for his commitment to the City of Batavia for over 34 years. I’ve come to know Randy well over the past four years as both a friend and colleague, and have the utmost respect and appreciation for what Randy has accomplished for the City of Batavia and police department. I will truly miss his character and desire to serve the community and the officers of the police department.”

Chief Heubusch and his wife, Danielle, have two sons and one daughter: Skyelar, age 20, Preston, age 10 and Reagan, age 7. Chief Heubusch currently lives in Warsaw, but will be relocating to area in the upcoming months.

Chief Heubusch will begin June 18 and his starting annual salary will be $70,271.

The city manager encourages all our citizens to celebrate this appointment and welcome Chief Heubusch to his new position.

Mardell Lamb
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Congratulations Chief Heubusch! :)

jeff saquella
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way to promote from within

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I agree Jeff, when is the last time the chief did not come from within??

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Check out the salaries from 2011 on seethroughny.net and you'll see why the promotion didn't come from within. Many would have to take a SIGNIFICANT pay cut.

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dave i tried that website and i only could find salaries for services in and around nyc.....maybe i didnt spend enough time digging but the new chief is going to be making 70,000 plus......you cant tell me that one of our policemen would be taking a cut in pay to become chief....if they make that much money now then maybe i should have become a policeman long ago.....just saying

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Jeff,
It's not the base salary that would result in a loss of pay, it's the overtime earned. Remember, our department is not up to full strength right now, so you have to pay overtime for the same level of service.

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@Jeff
You need to look a little harder.
There were 10 members of the police force that made more than the new chief's salary in 2011.

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Molino is doing a much better job planting flowers then he is at appointing police and fire chiefs. Maybe if that's his passion Batavia may get lucky and he will resign soon to become a horticulturalist!!

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Dave, The compensations listed on that site include overtime. Currently BPD is 5 officers under strength and in order to provide services required several officers are inccurring overtime. There are candidates going through the acadamy currently to fill that void.

Statelaw requires a chief be paid a certain percentage above his highest paid subordinates BASE pay not to include overtime.

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