Chief Pape was appointed as the top official in the chain of command of the police department in January 2016. As chief, he is responsible for the departments operations, budget and oversight of approximately 100 sworn officers and 25 civilians.
Chief Pape has served the police department since 1983. He has served in both the patrol and detective division. In addition, he has served as a Supervisor in Patrol, Traffic Division, Community Policing and the Neighborhood Recovery Unit. As Police Captain he had oversight of the specialized units as well as the detective division.