Administrative Capt. Michael P. Dunn of the Niagara County Sheriff Department is expected to be named the successor to Administrative Chief Deputy Thomas C. Beatty.
Beatty has announced he will retire Friday after 37 years with the Niagara County Sheriff Department. An official appointment will be made following his retirement. Dunn said he expects to move into the top role on July 5.
Dunn was born and raised in Niagara County and attended Newfane High School and Nichols School in Buffalo. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
He has worked for the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department since 2001, serving in road patrol as a deputy, sergeant and captain. He was appointed administrative captain in 2012. He also commanded the Accident Investigation Unit from 2003 to 2011 and presently serves as commander of the Emergency Response Team. He is also a certified field training officer and police instructor.
Dunn wished Beatty well in his retirement and said, “I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Words cannot truly express the admiration I have for Chief Deputy Beatty. He has contributed so much to the success of the Sheriff’s Office and I can only hope that I can continue to move the department forward.”