The Scituate Police Department was made a permanent force on July 9, 1970,
by Town Council ordinance. It was authorized a Chief, Deputy Chief, a
Captain, a Lieutenant, three Sergeants and as many Patrolmen as the
Council should from time to time determine necessary.
The present table of organization includes a Chief, Deputy
Lieutenant, five Sergeants and ten Patrol Officers. Additionally, there are
time civilian employees, including a secretary and four
dispatchers, who are also responsible for fire and EMS dispatch. There
is also a part-time Computer/Records Manager and a part-tme weekend
Dispatcher. Animal Control includes one full-time and one part-time
Animal Control Officer and a Town-owned facility. Future staffing
plans for the Department include a detective position.
Records show that since 1923 seven men have served as Chief of Police in the
town. Prior to that time police services were handled by the Town Sergeant.
Chief John H. Riley
Chief John J. Crowley
Chief William J. G. Lawton
Chief William M. Helm
Acting Chief John R. Devine
Chief William F. Mack
Chief David M. Randall
2008 - Present