BROCKTON--Mayor Linda M. Balzotti announced today that interim Police Chief Emanuel Gomes has been appointed permanent chief of the Brockton Police Department, effective March 30.
“Over the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe the policies, procedures, and actions taking place at the Brockton Police Department under Gomes’ leadership,” Balzotti said in prepared statement.
“It has reinforced my belief that he has the skills, knowledge, compassion, and commitment necessary to successfully lead the Brockton Police Department,” she said.
Gomes, a 25-year veteran of the police department, was appointed interim chief on February 10th. He replaced retiring Chief William Conlon.
“It’s an honor to have been asked to be interim Chief, and I consider an even greater honor to be asked to lead the department on a permanent basis,” Gomes said in the statement.
“Per capita, the Brockton Police Department is the hardest working department in the Commonwealth, it’s a great department represented by the finest men and women in law enforcement on a daily basis,” he added.