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News Release
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Galveston Bids Fond Farewell to Police Chief Charles Wiley
Wiley Recognized and Thanked for Service and Leadership

(Galveston, TX) – Today Galveston Police Chief Charles Wiley will officially retire.  At a recent meeting the City Council thanked and recognized Chief Wiley for his service and tenure with the City.  Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell joins the City Council in wishing him well in his retirement. 

Lieutenant Henry Porretto, a 21 year veteran of the Galveston Police Department and current West Isle Community Commander, has been appointed acting Chief of Police.  Porretto has held many leadership positions throughout his career with the department.  He also holds a masters degree in strategic leadership.  This change will go into effect tomorrow.

Outgoing Police Chief Charles Wiley announced his plans to retire from the department on April 29 following the termination of former City Manager Steve LeBlanc.  Under his leadership the Galveston Police Department was reorganized and implemented CAMSTAT, a community-oriented policing program.  Wiley also led the department through Hurricane Ike and the Island’s recovery.

City officials have been actively searching for Wiley’s replacement and narrowed the original list of 55 applicants to just three candidates.  A finalist has not been announced or ratified by the Galveston City Council.

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