Parma welcome's new police chief - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Parma welcome's new police chief

Captain Joseph Bobak (Source: Parma Police) Captain Joseph Bobak (Source: Parma Police)
PARMA, OH (WOIO) -

The Parma Police Department and the City of Parma are pleased to announce the selection of Captain Joseph Bobak as the city's ninth police chief.

Capt. Bobak will replace current Chief of Police Robert Miller, who is retiring later this year. 

Bobak was selected on January 8, after an intense interview process led by a panel consisting of Mayor Tim DeGeeter, Safety Director Michael O'Malley and Strongsville Police Chief James Kobak. 

"We are more than pleased with the selection of Captain Bobak as our new Chief, and we look forward to moving our city forward together," DeGeeter said. "I want to thank Chief Miller publicly for his great service to the city, and I extend thanks as well to the other applicants who interviewed for the chief position and for their leadership within the department."

In an evaluation of Bobak, Miller calls him "a confident leader … who understands the delicate relationship between supervision and keeping officers motivated. Captain Bobak is well-liked by his officers."

"Public safety is of utmost priority in our city," DeGeeter said. "We are very confident that with Capt. Bobak in the Chief position, Parma will remain one of the safest cities of its size in the country."

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