Hassan Aden was sworn-in Monday as the police chief for the City of Greenville.
The ceremony began with bag pipes and the Color Guard, with Chief Aden's wife and two children by his side.
"It is emotional. I spent 25 years with the Alexandria, [Virginia] Police Department and to get that recognition with their presence in my swearing-in was very touching," Chief Aden said. "And with my family, it has been a little difficult. We've had a lot of time apart. They're not here yet. So, it's great to see them. It's great to have them here as part of this and I can't wait until they join me here in Greenville."
When Aden was appointed as Greenville's police chief in 2012, he said he planned to be very involved in the community and take a hands-on approach with his officers. He is leading a 250-person police force.
Aden has a master's degree from American University in Washington, D.C.