New Bedford's newly appointed Police Chief will be officially sworn in Thursday.

Mayor Jon Mitchell's Office says the swearing in of Captain Joseph Cordeiro to the position of Chief and Captain Paul Oliveira to Deputy Chief will take place Thursday at noon in the Harborview Gallery of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The announcement of Cordeiro's and Oliveira's ascension in the ranks was made Monday.

The newly appointed heads of the New Bedford Police Department have a combined 55 years of police experience.