Acting Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen said he is not disappointed that he was only appointed to the position for two months.
Instead, Johansen said he planned to use the opportunity to show he's the best candidate for the job.
"I respect the Common Council's decision and it's in the best interest of the city at this time," Johansen said. "I'm a team player and I want to be a part of this team. I look forward to working with the council using a team-style approach and assisting anyway that I can."
Johansen replaces Eugene Tumolo, who stepped down as the city's police chief after 44 years with the department.
During the Common Council's vote last month to appoint Johansen as acting chief, Mayor Mary Foster abstained.
"I did this because we were not given the time to fully considered the other option of appointing the captain [Paul Astrologo] as the acting police chief, nor had we been given the time to fully consider the options of interviewing for a provisional appointment to chief," Foster said.