Pepper Pike Police Chief Karl Dietz was sworn in by Mayor Richard Bain April 29 at Pepper Pike Park Pavilion.

Former Police Chief Joe Mariola announced his retirement April 1 after 32 years with the department, effective April 30.

At the ceremony, Lt. Jim Colbert was promoted to executive lieutenant after 20 years with the department, a role that has gone unfilled in the department for several years.

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