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UPDATE: Three Police Chief Finalists Named by Mayor

There will be a public meeting featuring the finalists at Braintree Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

UPDATE: BCAM will carry Wednesday night's public meeting on the finalists live on the government channel.

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Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins and officers from Framingham and New York were named the finalists for Braintree Police Chief on Monday by Mayor Joseph Sullivan.

One of the three will take over for Interim Chief Lt. Michael Moschella, who temporarily took the top spot after longtime Chief Paul Frazier retired in August.

Along with Jenkins, who has been with the Braintree Police Department for nearly 30 years, Sullivan selected Framingham Deputy Chief Craig W. Davis and Richard Rudolph, a Commanding Officer and Lieutenant in the Detective Bureau of the New York City Police Department.

Up to this point, a group of 22 applicants was reviewed and pared down by a selection committee consisting of Chief of Staff and Operations Peter Morin, Town Solicitor Carolyn Murray, Director of Human Resources Karen Shanley, Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham, Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons and Wayne Sampson, executive director of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association and former Shrewsbury Police Chief.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the finalists will be questioned during a public meeting at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Members of the selection committee will pose questions. Sullivan is expected to announce the chief next week.

Below is additional information about the finalists from a press release by the Mayor's Office. Look for more information about the candidates and coverage of the public forum on Braintree Patch this week.

Deputy Chief Davis has been a police officer in Framingham since 1985. He has served as Deputy Chief since 2001. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Framingham State College.

He has completed a number of professional development courses including the course for senior police commanders at the FBI National Academy and leadership training at Northeastern University, Boston University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Babson College.

Deputy Chief Jenkins has been a police officer in Braintree since 1983. He has served as Deputy Chief since 2004. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University.

He has completed a number of professional training courses including the course for senior police commanders at the FBI National Academy and the Suffolk University Center for Public Management’s Public Safety Leadership and Management program.

Lieutenant Rudolph has been a member of the New York City Police Department since 1991. He has served as a Commanding Officer in the Detective Bureau since 2006 and a Lieutenant since 2007. He received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Saint John’s University and a Master of Arts, Education from Seton Hall University.

He has completed a number of professional development courses including the course for senior police commanders at the FBI National Academy, Leadership Management and Policy from Seton Hall University, Law Enforcement Intelligence training conducted by FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security and Michigan State University and Leadership Training at the New Jersey State Police Academy Graduate Studies.

ted_danson10 September 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
promote from within?
Barbara Swain September 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I totally agree with ted. Promote from within.
Bill September 26, 2012 at 01:58 AM
An outsider can be good - Chief Flynn did a great job with the department after Polio departed.
JOHN CANNIZZO September 30, 2012 at 07:07 PM
GET SOME ONE FROM OUT SIDE. NO NEED FOR 2 MORE DEPT CHIEFS SOUNDS LIKE JENKINS OWES SOME FAVORS WHICH WILL COST THE TOWN . NO NEED FOR 3 K-9S SAVE MONEY CALL MUTUAL AID IF NEEDED STATE POLICE HAVE ON THE ROAD ON ALL SHIFTS. I AGREE WITH THE LT. FROM NEW YORK . GO TO THE MAYOR AND SELECTMAN SCHOOLS ECT. FIND OUT THE DIRECTION THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE POLICE DEPT TAKE,AND FOCUS ON THE COMMUNITY. GO OUT SIDE GET A FRESH MIND WITH NEW AND FRESH IDEAS.

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