JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings was honored this week for his years of service to the Jamestown community.
New York State Senator George Borrello joined Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Congressman Tom Reed to present certificates of recognition to Snellings, with the congressional certificate being entered into record.
“There are not many people I admire as much as Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings,” said State Senator George Borrello. “A decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army, Chief Snellings has dedicated his life, and has put his life on the line, to protect our country and our community.”
“Today is his last day as Jamestown Police Chief after 24 years with the department, 10 of them as chief,” furthered Borrello. “I wish him nothing but the best in his much-deserved retirement.”
The Chief announced his retirement in June. He began his career in 1996 with the Jamestown Police Patrol Division. During his time in the department he led the SWAT Team, served as training director, team commander and platoon commander.
Snellings was first appointed to lead the agency in July 2013, succeeding Police Chief Rex Rater.
The Chief served three terms at the head of the department. His current term was set to expire December 31, 2021.
Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, Snellings served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for a total of 22 years.
This week, Mayor Eddie Sundquist named Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson as Interim Acting Police Chief.