Today, Mayor Michael R. Helfrich announces that Captain Daniel Aikey, a 26-year veteran of the York City Police Department, has been named Acting Chief. Aikey replaces Osborne Robinson III who served as police commissioner from January 2020 until announcing his plans to resign on September 29, 2020.
“I truly enjoyed working side-by-side with Commissioner Robinson during some very difficult times for York and for our country.” said Mayor Michael Helfrich “I have gotten to know Acting Chief Aikey much better since he became a captain, and I look forward to working closely with him and the entire police command staff as we prepare for a new chapter for the York City Police Department.”
Daniel Aikey joined the York City Police Department in January 1994. During his service to the city he rose through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant and was most recently promoted to Captain in December 2019. Aikey has served as a supervisor within both the Patrol and Investigative Services Division.
Acting Chief Aikey has attended American Military University and numerous professional development courses that culminated with his completion of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command in October 2019.
Aikey resides in Manchester Township with his wife and two children.
The City of York will be conducting a search for the next leader of the York City Police Department. Interested parties should stay tuned for the posting at www.yorkcity.org.