Oneida County has a new STOP-DWI Coordinator.

County Executive Anthony Picente has appointed former Rome Police Department Captain Ed Stevens to the position.

"Ed Stevens has an extensive background in law enforcement and valuable experience working in DWI and drug enforcement," Picente said. "The leadership he displayed as a captain in the Rome Police Department, and the time he has devoted to working with the youth of Oneida County, will prove to be valuable assets to our STOP-DWI Program."

Stevens began his career with the Rome PD in 1988 and rose to the rank of Captain in 2005.  He'll retire from the department on September 29th.

"I would like to thank County Executive Picente for appointing me STOP-DWI Coordinator," Stevens said. "I am grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to utilizing my three decades in law enforcement and experience working with our community youth to meet the challenges of this position."

Stevens will officially take over as STOP-DWI Coordinator on September 30th, replacing Dave Tomidy, who had been serving in an interim role since March.

Tomidy took over after former coordinator Thomas Giruzzi was arrested on DWI-Drug charges.