HUDSON — With family, friends and work colleagues looking on, the city’s new police chief was sworn into office Friday afternoon.

Chief Perry Tabak, 48, will start in his new leadership role on Monday.

Hudson Mayor David Basil administered the oath of office to Tabak in the police department’s training room with about 60-70 people in attendance. Attendees included Tabak’s former boss, Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis, as well as Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor, Cuyahoga Falls Assistant Fire Chief Fred Jackson, Stow Police Chief Jeff Film and Munroe Falls Police Chief Jerry Hughes.

“I’m honored to have been chosen as the chief of the Hudson Police Department,” Tabak told the audience. “I’m really looking forward to building relationships with the city of Hudson, the officers and all the staff.”

Tabak previously served as captain/special operations commander and SWAT commander for the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department since 2015 and has worked for the department for 24 years.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421,, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.