The city of Grand Prairie officially has a new police chief.
Daniel Scesney was sworn in as the chief of the Grand Prairie Police Department with a star pinning ceremony Thursday night.
"I will work every day to try to earn your respect and trust, Scesney told the audience in attendance. "I acknowledge and understand this is a team sport, and I think working together will make this department even better than it is today."
Scesney replaces Steve Dye, who had been serving in a dual role as chief and deputy city manager.
"Chief Dye passed the torch to Chief Scesney with a symbolic star-pinning ceremony, a new tradition at our department signifying the importance of succession planning and developing leaders from within," the department tweeted after the ceremony.
Scesney, 45, is a 19-year veteran of the department and most recently commanded its Special Operations Bureau.