For the first time in more than 40 years, the Village of Trumansburg will hire a new police chief.
Trumansburg’s Village Board will officially name New York State Trooper Bruce “Joe” Nelson as the next police chief during a monthly meeting on Aug. 13. The Village of Trumansburg Board of Trustees meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.
Nelson was a state trooper for more than 26 years, having retired in December 2016, according to a Village of Trumansburg press release. Within those 26 years, Nelson also participated in education programs that provided safety awareness for school districts and local communities.
Nelsons’s wife, BJ Nelson, is a guidance counselor for the Trumansburg School District, where their son is also a student. The Nelsons reside in Dryden.
Thomas Ferretti, who has served as Trumansburg’s chief since 1976, submitted his retirement letter on June 12 with an effective date of Aug. 1, the news release stated. An officer in charge will oversee operations of the department during the transition.