Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gomes In As Brockton Interim Police Chief

BROCKTON--On Friday, Feb. 10, Brockton Police Capt. Emanuel Gomes will be sworn-in as interim police chief in preparation for the retirement of current Chief William Conlon.
“The position of police chief is one of the most, if not the most important job in the city,” Mayor Linda M. Balzotti said in a prepared statement. 
“Captain Gomes has the experience and knowledge to continue the successful work being done by the Brockton Police Department,” she added.
Gomes is expected to take over for Conlon, who will be retiring after more than 6 years as chief, and 26 in the department.
The ceremony will be held at City Hall, Friday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. in City Council Chambers. 
The event is free and open to the public.
“A lot of very good things are going on in the Brockton Police Department, and we want to continue being a full service police department,” Gomes said in the prepared statement.  
“I intend to continue the good things Chief Conlon has put in place and maintain those standards,” he said.
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