There's a new top cop for the city of Troy. Assistant Chief Brian Owens was sworn in as the city's new chief of police on Wednesday.

Owens was promoted to assistant chief in December, and Mayor Patrick Madden selected him to lead the department last week.

He takes over a department that's been riddled with issues. Last month, New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman released a report detailing the Troy Police Department’s mishandling of the investigation surrounding Edson Thevenin’s police-involved shooting death. 

"I dont have extreme detail now, because I wasn't involved with the cases, per se," Owens said. "But certainly, if there are things that come out of those cases that we need to improve on, then we need to make that happen."

Chiefs Owens takes the spot vacated by former Chief John Tedesco, who retired in December for health reasons.