Block Island Times

Town Council approves Matthew Moynihan as new chief of police

At the Town Council’s meeting on Monday, April 12, Town Manager Maryanne Crawford announced the appointment of Matthew Moynihan as the new chief of police, as well as the director of public works for the Town of New Shoreham. Moynihan, who has been serving as interim chief of police since March 1, will be sworn in as the permanent chief on Saturday, May 1, and will begin his service to the town on May 2.
“I am pleased to report current interim chief Matthew C. Moynihan was the top candidate,” for the position, said Crawford.
“Since Captain Moynihan began his tenure as interim chief a little over a month ago, I have heard unsolicited, positive feedback from staff and residents. Feedback includes: he is an excellent leader, he listens, builds consensus, brings a high level of professionalism to the police force, and is someone you want to work for, to name a few. I have found him to be very responsive. He hit the ground running and has already managed to cultivate relationships with local business owners, town and school staff, and the children at the Block Island School. I am sure he will be an excellent fit

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