Springfield's Next Police Commissioner Signs Contract
The next police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts has signed a five-year contract, and plans to reveal a crime-fighting plan.
The incoming commissioner, John Barbieri will be paid $167,000 a year. It is the same salary as the current commissioner, William Fitchet, who will retire at the end of May. Barbieri was chosen by Mayor Domenic Sarno who interviewed the Springfield Police Department’s three current deputy chiefs for the job and no other candidates – a process that was heavily criticized by some city councilors and community groups.
" I had the talent from within. It has been proven. I am very proud to have appointed John Barbieri to take over," said Sarno.
Barbieri will unveil a five-point strategic plan during a public forum at Springfield’s Van Sickle Middle School on Monday April 7th.