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Paterson mayor Sayegh taps Ibrahim ‘Mike’ Baycora for police chief

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Mayor Andre Sayegh has picked Ibrahim ‘Mike’ Baycora as the new police chief to lead the Paterson Police Department.

Baycora is succeeding outgoing chief Troy Oswald.

Sayegh is expected to swear in Baycora in a private ceremony on Feb. 1. A public swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled for Feb. 4, according to officials.

When asked who he has picked for police chief, Sayegh on Friday morning played coy. A day earlier, he had notified high ranking municipal officials of his pick.

It’s not clear whether Baycora’s appointment is permanent or on an interim basis. Councilman Michael Jackson, chairman of the public safety committee, said his understanding is the appointment is permanent.

Under state law, the city has to hold a New Jersey Civil Service exam for the chief’s position. The mayor can also seek a waiver to make an appointment.

State civil service still lists Baycora as a deputy chief. Sayegh did not respond to a call on Monday morning.

Baycora has been working in the police force for 32 years, according to municipal records. He served as one of three deputy chiefs before his appointment. He has business administration and chemical engineering degrees from Rutgers University, according to municipal records. His new salary will be $218,000, according to officials.

Baycora’s appointment makes him the first Muslim police chief in Paterson.

Sayegh’s appointment follows the controversial ouster of the current chief, Oswald. Sayegh and his cabinet members, business administrator Vaughn McKoy and chief of staff Kathleen Long, were embroiled in a salary dispute with Oswald. As a result, Oswald filed a whistleblower lawsuit which was settled, part of the settlement included Oswald’s forced retirement.

Members of the City Council unanimously praised Oswald for his work, particularly his effort to weed out corruption in the police force. Eight police officers were arrested by the FBI for corruption. Seven have pleaded guilty. Of the seven two were sentenced to prison.

Oswald led the police force for nearly two years. In his first year, homicides and shootings drastically declined; however, the numbers climbed back up last year. He is expected to leave on Jan. 31.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

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  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    On boy, how long before Sharia law is enforced in Paterson?

    • John Brown

      as soon as he's sworn in.

      • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

        Unfortunately you're probably right.

  • Plumber

    Paterson is Doomed
    Now he has his puppet seated
    Their more qualified individuals available for that position we all saw this coming

  • John Brown

    the Muslim Brotherhood will be running Paterson now.
    I pray the FBI are still running covert operations in Paterson

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      All they need are a few more Muslims on the council and they will be in complete control just like they are in Prospect Park. Western democracies are insane for letting Muslims hold elected office, their loyalty is to Allah not to the countries they invade.

  • James Joyce

    Thank god it wasn't another hillbilly. Get all those North Jersey hillbillies out of any administrative role of the City of Paterson. Ever since this new mayor has been elected, he has cleaned out most of the hillbillies out of Paterson and it's been on the up and up. Many movies and TV shows are being filmed there now. North Jersey Hillbillies ( you know who you are, dumb white Trump voters) either come to Paterson to steal from the tax payers or buy their heroin and meth. That's it.

    • Plumber

      James Joyce your fucking retarded hillbilly these nuts this has nothing to do with federal politics so fucking what they filmed movies in paterson did the residents of paterson gain from that no just the mayor thinking he's crazy Eddie with his bullshit tv announcements and or commercials

      • James Joyce

        You can't even type out of sentence because your tiny white brain is poisoned from all the meth, crack and heroin you do.

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      You're a racist moron. I'm a Trump supporter, I'm not White, and I bet I pay more in income taxes than you make in a year on welfare. On the up and up lmfao? Go walk down Governor street at night see what happens to you.

      • James Joyce

        You're just triggered because I typed out reality. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STOP COMING TO PATERSON TO BUY YOUR METH AND HEROIN!!!!

        • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

          You people lol? You sound like an uneducated Patersonian. No wonder the city is such a shithole lol dumbasses like you get to vote

          • James Joyce

            Again, YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STOP COMING TO PATERSON TO BUY YOUR METH AND HEROIN. STAY IN YOUR SH*THOLE LAKE HOPATCONG

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You're definitely a ghetto dumbass lol. The cheapest house in Lake H costs more than you'll ever make on welfare in ten lifetimes lmfao.

          • James Joyce

            I DON'T CARE WHAT A HOUSE COST IN LAKE HOPATCONG. YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE NEED TO STOP COMING TO PATERSON TO BUY YOUR HEROIN AND METH. PERIOD!

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You're probably cracked up as you write this shit lmfao

          • James Joyce

            I AM NOT PART OF YOUR DRUG ADDICTED FAMILY LIFE. YOU GREW UP WATCHING YOUR FATHER SHOOT HEROIN AND YOUR MOTHER SUCK DICK FOR CRACK. NOW YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE COME TO PATERSON TO BUY YOUR HEROIN AND METH. STAY AWAY WHITE DRUGGIES

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You are a nigger crackhead racist.

          • James Joyce

            Of course you replied. You're addicted. Addiction is what the white culture is about.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You be a racist ghetto crackhead yo fo' real true dat

          • James Joyce

            lol moron

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You be hittin' dat pipe yo.You be mad cause ain't no white wimmins be giving you no play so you be messin' wit dem stink ass ghetto hoes yo. Ain't no honkeys in da ghetto

          • James Joyce

            Your uncle banged you LMFAO

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            You be lovin dat crack yo

          • James Joyce

            YOU DUMB STINKIN' DOPE HEAD. DO NOT REPLY AGAIN YOU WASTE OF AIR.

  • Mustafa

    We wish you success in your mission. The Turkish nation is by your side, Ibrahim.

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