Acting Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen will be announced as the department’s new chief during a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday.
Johansen began serving as acting police chief on Jan. 2 after Eugene Tumolo retired from the position in December.
Johansen is married with three children. His wife, Cathy, served as a lieutenant in the police department, but took the early incentive retirement package offered by the city last year. Their daughter, was recently hired as an officer by the Rye police department.
Johansen has served on the police department for about 19 years, joining the force in February 1994 after serving a stint as volunteer firefighter for the city. In 2007, he earned a masters in justice administration from Norwich University in Vermont.
He served as lieutenant prior to his appointment as acting chief.