28, 2014- Jessica Illuzzi
City of DuBois is getting a new police chief. At last night’s DuBois City Council
Meeting Police Chief Mike DiLullo announced his retirement. Officer Ronald
LaRotonda, the new Police Chief, along with other officers filled the room to
show their support.
and Mayor Gilbert, Herm, just thanks for everything, you guys were great to
work with,” DiLullo said. “Herm we went round and round sometime but I think
for the most part we got along because you always kinda realized I was right.” he
said he has two reasons for leaving; he wants to spend more time with his
family and he wants to grow his local trucking business.
a tough decision. It really was.” DiLullo said. “I’ve been working a second
job. As you know I have a small trucking business in town, which, other than
myself, employs 10 people. So that on top of being chief is not the normal
routine for any one person and I need to spend more time with my family and I
am going to focus on growing my business.”
started his trucking business in 2010, now has 9 trucks and 10 employees and wants to
double or triple the size of the business.
has been part of the DuBois City Police for 16 ˝ years. He moved up the ranks
from officer to Sergeant and has been the Chief for the last 4 ˝ years.
been a great experience. Everyone has their ups and down and this position, it’s,
it’s tough. I did work my way up through and it’s hard to work your way up
through and be friends with everybody and also be a leader, supervisors and be
put in those positions. But I think for the most part I tried to keep the peace
and tried to get along and make it an enjoyable place to work. I think most of the
guys appreciated that. “
council members and DuBois City employees took the time to thank him for
everything he has done, express how much he will be missed, and tell a few friendly
Manager Herm Suplizio said, “I think he
has done an excellent job, I can’t say it enough. In the time that he has been
here he filled a void and we greatly appreciate the expertise he brought to the
table. He moved right up the ranks. I can’t thank him enough. I think the professionalism that he brought
to the department, without a doubt, was top notch.”