Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Selectmen appointed Gallagher to be permanent police chief Tuesday.
It's official. Interim Police Chief Paul Gallagher will stay on as permanent chief of the North Andover Police Department. It wasn't an easy choice, and selectmen almost voted to delay the decision until Friday. Selectmen interviewed three finalists: Gallagher, Sgt. Charles Gray and Sgt. Michael Davis. Candidates were asked a variety of questions including how their experience would help them in the role of chief and how they were involved in the extensive accreditation effort as well as how their scores on the Assessment Center tests would impact the role of chief. Davis is shift commander of the midnight shift and is the officer in charge of internal affairs, among other duties. "Basically from midnight to 8 a.m., I'm running the Police …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Selectmen interviewed three finalists Tuesday.
Selectmen interviewed the three finalists for permanent police chief Tuesday night and appointed Interim Police Chief Paul Gallagher to remain in his role permanently. Sgt. Charlie Gray and Sgt. Michael Davis were the other two finalists, and the selectmen were so impressed with them that they struggled with the decision after the interviews. At one point, the selectmen considered postponing the decision until Friday. But with two selectmen ready to pick Gallagher and one willing to go forward and make the appointment, the decision was made. Gallagher, 59, has been on the department since 1977 and has served as interim chief since Richard Stanley left this spring to take a police chief job in Wareham. Check back for the full story tomorrow…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Selectmen seek to appoint police chief, facilities director and town manager in coming months.
It's going to be a busy summer for Town Hall and human resources. Selectmen, in coordination with new Human Resources Director Cathy Darby, are underway in the recruitment of a new police chief, a new facilities management director and a new town manager. Here is how you can expect things to play out. Darby has met with MMA Consulting Group Inc. to handle the recruitment of a permanent police chief. After Chief Richard Stanley left this position in April to take a job in Wareham, selectmen appointed Lt. Paul Gallagher to fill the role as interim police chief. This new role will oversee the Facilities Master Plan that will alter the layout of the town. The screening committee for the new director position consists of Darby, School Committee…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Paul Gallagher, longtime lieutenant of the North Andover Police, took his oath as new interim police chief Monday.
In a ceremony that marked a new era in local law enforcement, North Andover Police got a new chief Monday. Paul Gallagher, longtime lieutenant on the department, took his oath as the interim police chief in front of his family, friends and fellow members of the department. Gallagher was appointed to the position by the Board of Selectmen on April 29, in the wake of Chief Richard Stanley's decision to leave the department for a police chief position in Wareham. On Monday, after Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw swore him in, Gallagher had his son Brendan, also on the police force, pin his chief badge on him.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Selectmen interviewed Lt. Paul Gallagher and Lt. John Carney for the interim police chief spot Friday.
Selectmen Friday afternoon appointed Lt. Paul Gallagher to be the interim police chief after Chief Richard Stanley leaves. Above is some video footage of the interviews. Ten people from inside the department applied to be interim police chief. Selectmen decided earlier this week to trim the applicant pool to two finalists -- Gallagher and Lt. John Carney -- so they could interview them publicly. "This is a very hard decision," Selectman Tracy Watson said to the lieutenants. "Both of you are exemplary commanders, I say that not just as a selectman but as a resident." Gallagher will begin serving as chief after Stanley's leaves on May 16.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Lt. Paul Gallagher will take over as police chief when Chief Richard Stanley leaves.
Selectmen Friday afternoon appointed Lt. Paul Gallagher to be the interim police chief after Chief Richard Stanley leaves. Stanley was named police chief in Wareham earlier this month. He had served as their chief on Fridays and weekends for more than a year and accepted the permanent position after they offered him $166,000 per year. Ten people from inside the department applied to be interim police chief. Selectmen decided earlier this week to trim the applicant pool to two finalists -- Gallagher and Lt. John Carney -- so they could interview them publicly. Selectmen decided Friday to make the decision then and there, rather than make the lieutenants wait for a decision. Selectmen Rosemary Smedile and Dan Lanen recused themselves from …
Monday, April 25, 2011
With a large pool of interested applicants, selectmen voted Monday night to narrow the field to the Police Department's two lieutenants.
The applicant pool for interim police chief is down to two finalists within the department: Lt. Paul Gallagher and Lt. John Carney. Selectmen voted Monday night to limit the candidates down to a small pool so interviews could be held publicly. The highest-ranking members of the Police Department who applied, Gallagher and Carney, were selected for consideration. Ten people had applied for the interim police chief job. “I think that’s a great credit to the department, that many people stepping up and showing lot of commitment to the department,” Selectman William Gordon said. “We certainly appreciate that.” Police Chief Richard Stanley is heading to a full-time police chief position in Wareham, a town in which he has served as part-time …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Police Chief Richard Stanley will transfer to Wareham to serve as their chief of police.
Town Manager Mark Rees, along with the Board of Selectmen, confirmed Wednesday that North Andover Police Chief Richard Stanley plans to leave his position for the police chief position in Wareham. "Chief Stanley stated to us that the town administrator in Wareham was recently able to offer him a significant increase in salary beyond what North Andover has the fiscal capacity to provide and that in the financial interests of his family he could not turn down this opportunity," Rees and selectmen said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. The Wareham Observer reported Tuesday night that Wareham Town Administrator Mark Andrews named Stanley to be Wareham's chief of police, and that town's selectmen voted 3-1 to approve that appointment…