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October 3, 2013

Editorial: Chief's first year a ringing success

A little over a year ago, there were all sorts of questions over whether a chief chosen from outside the Police Department would ever be effectively welcomed in Gloucester, and whether the department or community would react positively to any changes.

Now, a year into Chief Leonard Campanello’s tenure, the answers are clear: Yes.

In a letter saluting the chief’s one-year anniversary on the job, Mayor Carolyn Kirk wrote, “your outgoing demeanor, coupled with your high level of competence and professionalism, has allowed you to enjoy the support of the community and the respect of the men and women under your command.”

That’s clearly the case, and Gloucester is better for it.

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