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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) — Edward Hudak, Jr. was officially sworn in as chief of the Coral Gables Police Department, Friday.

Hudak, a 26-year veteran of the department, was first named interim police chief in 2014 after the sudden resignation of former chief Dennis Weiner amid a rash of home burglaries in Coral Gables. He was given the job permanently on the one-year anniversary of that announcement last month.

Hudak was sworn in at the Donna E. Shalala Center on the University of Miami campus.