Gov. Charlie Baker has sworn in a brand new superintendent for the Mbadachusetts State Police, following the retirement of the earlier chief and his deputy amid controversy about an altered arrest report.
Col. Kerry Gilpin, who’s a 23-year veteran of the state police, was sworn in Wednesday. She most not too long ago served as Deputy Division Commander of the Division of Standards and Training.
“Col. Gilpin brings many years of expertise and data to her publish, with a deep understanding of the state police drive at each degree,” mentioned Gov. Baker.
Gilpin graduated from the State Police Academy in 1994 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western New England College in Springfield.
She has additionally served within the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the Harbadment Investigation Unit.
“Col. Gilpin became a trooper for the right reasons, because she wanted to help victims of crime and has shown leadership in each position she has been asked to take on in the State Police,” mentioned Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett.
The earlier superintendent, Colonel Rick McKeon, introduced his retirement final week and deputy superintendent, Lt. Colonel Dermot Quinn, introduced his plans to retire just a few days later.
Their retirements adopted allegations from two troopers, who sued the division, saying they have been ordered to vary the arrest report for Alli Bibaud, who was present in possession of a heroin package and charged with working below the affect.
Bibaud’s father is Judge Timothy Bibaud, who sits on the state Trial Court.
The troopers mentioned they have been ordered to take away Bibaud’s statements referencing her father’s place, providing badual acts in alternate for leniency and that she had carried out such acts in alternate for medicine.