Mayor Richard Keenan recently held a swearing-in ceremony for new police chief James Taafe and a new department Sgt. Howard Haynie.
Taafe was former a detective sergeant with the department, and Haynie was a patrolman.
Both officers scored highest on a civil service test administered July 31.
"I'm looking forward to the challenges,'' Taafe said.
The city has been under temporary leadership since January, when then-Chief Martin Kanetsky was placed on administrative leave.
Kanetsky retired in June, and city officials have not said why he was placed on leave.
Taafe filled in as interim chief earlier this year, but later returned to the detective's desk. Sgt. Lou Carsone briefly filled the post before retiring in July. Following Carsone's retirement, Sgt. David Oakes was acting chief.
Taafe said Oakes will take his place as detective.
"It was a rewarding time in my career and I'm gonna miss it a great deal, I think," Taafe said of his time as detective.
Haynie said he has not been in a position of leadership in the department and will follow the new chief's directives while becoming familiar with his new responsibilities.
"I want to do a good job. (Hubbard) has been a great place to call home, it's a good community, and it's been a good job, and I just want to offer my best," Haynie said.
Keenan said Haynie was next in line for the sergeant's position, based on his time with the department and his qualifications, though other qualified patrolmen did take the exam.
"It's just the natural progression of a career - greater opportunities and greater experiences," Haynie said.
Keenan said three qualified part-time patrolmen also took exams for promotion to a full-time patrolman job, including, Officer Bill Bowers, who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
Keenan said the Civil Service Commission is waiting on Bowers' exam results to arrive from Afghanistan before selecting the new patrolman.