Meet the new boss; same as the current boss.

Jeffrey DeRuyter was announced Tuesday as the new chief of the Guelph Police Service.

DeRuyter had been serving as acting chief since Bryan Larkin’s departure for Waterloo Region last August.

“The board is confident that Jeff will continue to advance the long-term vision of the board to ensure Guelph remains one of the safest communities in Canada,” Judy Sorbara, chair of the Guelph Police Services Board, said in a news release.

DeRuyter, who will be responsible for the 278 members and $37.5 million budget of Guelph Police, has been with the organization since 1984 and was appointed as a deputy chief in 2012.