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Detective Sergeant Retires After 25 Years of Service With CPD


On Thursday, July 6th, Detective Sergeant Daniel Johnson had retired from the City of Cortland Police Department after 25 years of service.

Sergeant Johnson began his career with CPD in June of 1998 and in 2008, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Two years later, he was moved to the detective division.

He was also the department’s first ever certified polygrapher and he attended a three month long polygraph school in 2012. Sergeant Johnson was also a firearms instructor and was a member of the Cortland County Drug Task Force and the regional DEA task force in which under his time, a substantial amount of drugs and firearms were seized with multiple people brought to justice.

“Sergeant Johnson, your commitment to the Police Department and the residents of the Cortland community has been admirable. Your leadership and dedication will leave a lasting impression for many years to come. We want to wish you a long and happy retirement.” The City of Cortland Police said in a statement.

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