Chicopee Police

New England News
6:16 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Chicopee Fire Chief To Retire

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos announced the retirement plans of Fire Chief Stephen Burkott
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There is going to be another change in top management of public safety in the second- largest city in western Massachusetts.

   Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos Monday announced the planned retirement of   Fire Chief Stephen Burkott, which is expected within a year. Burkott, 62, has been on the Chicopee Fire Dept.  41 years, the last dozen as chief.

  " It truly was, or is, the best job in the world," said Burkott.

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New England News
12:38 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Chicopee Police Chief Drama Ends

Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb shakes hands with Mayor Richard Kos following the mayor's announcement that he had promoted Jebb to head the police department.
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A saga that has spanned two mayoral administrations in Chicopee, Massachusetts ended Thursday with the appointment of a new police chief.  The new chief will have to run a department that a consultant found to be plagued by internal divisions.

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos announced the appointment of William Jebb as the city’s new police chief.  Jebb was immediately sworn-in.  Minutes later it was announced that Jebb’s rival for the job, acting chief Thomas Charette, had announced his immediate retirement.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Inauguration Of Chicopee Mayor Is Monday

Richard J. Kos

The city of Chicopee, Massachusetts will get a new, yet familiar, mayor on Monday when an inauguration ceremony is held for Richard Kos.  Kos, who served as mayor of Chicopee a decade ago, will be sworn in to a two-year term. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kos about his priorities.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Investigation Of Chicopee Police Department Ordered By Mayor

Mayor Michael Bissonnette of Chicopee,MA and Police Chief Thomas Charette disclose an independent investigation of the department's internal affairs operations.
Credit WAMC

The mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts has ordered an independent investigation into how cases of misconduct have been addressed inside the city’s police department. Mayor Michael Bissonnette announced the probe at the same time he appointed a new police chief. 

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New England News
12:25 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Deadly Violence Against Police On The Rise

Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose, who was killed in the line of duty
Springfield Police Dept

National statistics point to an increase in deadly violence against law enforcement officers. A 36 year veteran policeman in Springfield Massachusetts was the latest to lose his life in the line of duty when he was shot dead earlier this week while trying to resolve a domestic dispute.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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