Police Chief Eric Clifford, Union class of ’94. left, takes the oath of office from Mayor Gary McCarthy, right, during a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. The police chief’s badge was passed along a line of Eric Clifford’s family members, including his parents, wife and older brother Sean, a Schenectady policeman. It ended with the new chief’s two sons, who pinned the badge on Clifford in a ceremony on Tuesday. The newly minted chief said he wanted his relatives to share in the career milestone because of the influence they played in helping him achieve it.