The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption appointed Robert Addolorato as the new Chief of Investigations, officials said in a release Friday.

Addolorato, who has diligently served as an instrumental member of the Commissions' Investigations team since its inception, will take over the duties of Danya Perry, who has left the Commission to pursue other career opportunities.

"On behalf of the Co-Chairs, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Addolorato. As a retired NYPD First Grade Detective, Robert has spent his entire career fighting crime and corruption on both the local and state level,” said Co-Chairs, William Fitzpatrick and Milton Williams. “We would also like to thank Danya Perry for her outstanding contributions to the Commission’s mandate. Her tireless efforts contributed to an outstanding preliminary report which made recommendations to toughen and improve existing laws and procedures. We have an excellent team of investigators who will continue the work of our ongoing investigations that began in July 2013. We wish Ms. Perry well in her future endeavors."