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Posted on: January 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Village of Old Westbury Names New Chief of Police

Village of Old Westbury Names New Chief of Police

Suffolk PD Veteran Stuart Cameron Appointed as New Old Westbury Police Department Chief


OLD WESTBURY, NY (January 3, 2023)—Village of Old Westbury Mayor Edward Novick and the Board of Trustees have named Stuart Cameron as the next Chief of the Old Westbury Police Department following the retirement of former Chief Robert Glaser effective January 3, 2023. Chief Cameron joins the Old Westbury Police Department with extensive experience in law enforcement, including two tenures as the acting Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner. Chief Cameron will be the seventh Police Chief of the Village since the Village’s incorporation, and the Police

Department’s creation, in 1924.


“The Village Board could not be more excited to name Stuart Cameron Chief of the Old Westbury Police Department,” said Mayor Edward Novick. “At a time where public safety is a major focus for the Village, we could not have found a more qualified, impressive candidate than Chief Cameron. On behalf of the Village Board, I would also like to thank Chief Robert Glaser for his approximately 34 years of exemplary service to our community.”


Prior to joining the Old Westbury Police Department, Chief Cameron served with the Suffolk County Police Department for almost 37 years. After joining the force in 1985, Chief Cameron rose through the ranks of the department, becoming Chief of Department in 2015 and serving in that role until his retirement in January of 2022. Chief Cameron also served as the acting Police Commissioner on two occasions for a total of nine months, retiring from that role after leading some 2,500 officers in one of the largest departments in the country.


“I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to serve as the next Chief of the Old Westbury Police Department,” said Chief Stuart Cameron. “I believe my experience working here on Long Island will provide me the necessary tools to help combat the rise in criminal behavior we are seeing across the region, and I look forward to getting to know the Old Westbury community.”


Upon assuming his new role, Chief Cameron will evaluate the current operations and practices of the Old Westbury Police Department and work closely with the Village Board to implement best practices in terms of department staffing and technologies. 


Chief Cameron is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a graduate of the FBI Nation Academy and has received his Masters of Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. His decorated career includes a number of honors and awards, including the Daniel P. Guido Leadership Award in 2016, Cop of the Year, Career Achievement Award, and Friend of the Suffolk County School Superintendents Award for his extensive work improving school security in Suffolk County. Throughout the years, he has dedicated his career to working diligently for his community and providing them with transparent leadership.









PHOTO: Old Westbury Police Chief Stuart Cameron is sworn into office by Mayor Edward Novick.

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