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New head for Massachusetts State Police

Comes after top two officers announce retirement

November 15, 2017 - 1:28 pm

There is a new head of the Massachusetts State Police. Governor Charlie Baker swearing in Colonel Kerry Gilpin Wednesday. The 23-year veteran of the State Police Gilpin was most recently the Deputy Division Commander of Standards and Training.

In a statement, the Governor commends Gilpin for her previous work, and said he had “the utmost confidence that Colonel Gilpin will excel.” Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett says, “Colonel Gilpin became a trooper for the right reasons, because she wanted to help victims of crime and has shown leadership in each position she has been asked to take on in the State Police.”

Gilpin’s appointment comes as top officers of the Massachusetts State Police retire amid an investigation into the handling of an arrest report involving a judge’s daughter.

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