Former Wis. captain named Pittsburgh police chief

Cameron McLay is a leadership development consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police


By PoliceOne Staff

The new chief of police was revealed today at a news conference to be former Madison, Wis. police captain Cameron McLay.

Mayor Bill Peduto and Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar made the announcement at 1 p.m.

McLay is a leadership development consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and retired earlier this year after serving as captain for Madison since 2005, according to the Post-Gazette.

In a news release, Mr. Peduto called McLay, “exactly what Pittsburgh Police need in a leader — a person of integrity who believes in collaborating with city residents to reduce crime, and in building trust and sound judgment among his fellow officers.”

McLay is expected to begin work Sept. 15.

The Pittsburgh police bureau has been led by an acting police chief, Regina McDonald, since February 2013, when former police Chief Nate Harper was asked to resign amid a federal investigation.

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