We agree with the decision of interim city manager Tom Berry to promote from within the police department to fill the office of chief.
Berry is right when he says such a move will improve morale in the department.
It also may help APD retain officers who now know their good work has a better chance of being rewarded through promotions here in Albany than other departments.
Promoting from within will also insure the improvements made by chief John Proctor will continue.
We thank chief Proctor for his service and wish him the best in his retirement.