30-Year Department Veteran Tapped As New Dennis Police Chief

police carDENNIS – Selectmen in Dennis have filled their upcoming police chief opening from within.

Deputy Chief Peter DiMatteo has been selected to replace retiring chief Mike Whalen. DiMatteo is a 30-year veteran of the department after originally being hired as a patrol officer and working his way up the ranks.

“I’m very excited. I’m looking forward to taking over as chief of police. I’m very fortunate to work for such a great police department in a great town. We have a lot of very professional, well respected, police officers and staff here at the department,” said DiMatteo.

DiMatteo said his goal is to continue to the department’s relationship with the community, “The town of Dennis police department is very big on community policing. I believe officers should be getting out there visiting with the citizens, the business owners, it’s a two-way partnership.”

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DiMatteo will take over on January 1st, with an official pinning ceremony set for the 6th.