Maynard then talked about how important friends and family are to any police officer, and singled out his wife, Ashley, thanking her for her patience and support as he took the steps in order to become a police chief.
“I wouldn’t be up here today without the support of my family, my friends, and my colleagues, my fellow officers. But I do need to take the opportunity to single someone out, and that’s my wife Ashley,” he said. “It’s not easy being married to a police officer; it’s not easy being married me, let’s be honest. But it’s not easy being married to a police officer. Many long nights, weekends, holidays, especially one that’s had the goals and aspirations that I have. She’s been 100 percent support of me.”
LISTEN: Hear Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard address City Council after being sworn in
But Maynard is ready for the next step leading the Fairfield Police Department and is committed to continuing the “level of service and professionalism that this city certainly deserves, and has come to expect.”
“It’s certainly an honor and a privilege to lead such an important organization in the city,” Maynard said. “I look forward to building on the successes of Chief Dickey, and taking our department to the next level.”
And along side his fellow officers and the department’s support staff — “some of the finest men and women I’ve come to serve with,” Maynard said — “I have no doubt with their support we’re going to do some incredible things.”
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