Appears Police chief ad never made it out of Cohasset



Pants on fire2At Tuesday’s April 2 Cohasset selectmen’s meeting selectman Martha Gjesteby asked acting town manager Mike Milanoski where he had advertised the job for Cohasset police chief.

Milanoski said he had advertised for police chief in every police dept. in Massachusetts, including the Mass Police Association. He added that “he” (we assume he meant someone from the Mass Police Association) had sent it to all his members and it would be in his newsletter. “It covers all clientele out here.” It was unclear who “he” was, if there even was a newsletter, and the selectmen did not follow up with any questions.

We decided to check things out.

Scituate Police Department. The police chief’s secretary sent me an email at 2 p.m. Wednesday saying that department has no record of receiving an e-mail about any jobs on the Cohasset police force.

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Hull Police Department.  Chief Richard Billings’ secretary told us the department had received one email about a Lateral Transfer Police officer on 3.17. She knew nothing about Cohasset looking for a new police chief. A copy of the posting to Hull appears above.

Hingham Police Department. Public Information Officer, Sgt. Steve Dearth, never called me back. But the police chief’s secretary said she was not aware of any positions open in Cohasset.

Mass Police Association site. There were no postings on the site when I looked. Someone from the association whose handle is wrote back saying they sometimes post law enforcement related jobs.

Mass Police Chiefs’ Association – The ATM never mentioned contacting this group but we thought we would check it out. There was only one on-line posting: DeerField Police Chief Posting Final.

 Mass. Municipal Association On-Line Municipal Career Center. There was no posting of a Cohasset Police Chief job on the Mass. Municipal Association on-line Municipal Career center. However, Milanoski did post a position for Assistant Town Accountant on March 28.

Cohasset Police Department. The ATM did produce an ad for police chief for Cohasset selectmen, but it appears it was only emailed to the men on the Cohasset Police Department.

We checked a few other towns on the South Coast,  Central and Western Massachusetts…None of those towns had been notified of any jobs in the police department in Cohasset.

© Copyright 2013 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed

  6 comments for “Appears Police chief ad never made it out of Cohasset

  1. Joni Conte
    April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Go go go Fred Koed !!!

  2. scottmcoyne
    April 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Why would any outsider even want to be chief in Cohasset? Mark Deluca stood up to a bully town manager and in return lost his job.
    I am sure the next chief will be a person who is just designed to roll over easy, and take his orders from the bully.

  3. Mike Coughlin
    April 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Tonight, the Board of Selectmen will discuss the public safety budget. In other words, how Cohasset tax dollars are being spent on police and fire. A discussion is in order on the selection of the next permanent chief– its directly relevant to the police budget.

    Command structure and the future of the department in the Fiscal Year 14 budget should always revolves around the chief’s priorities. At very minimal does the budget contain the flexibility for the new chief to make the changes he thinks are needed in the department.

    So it begs the question, does this budget reflect the chief’s priorities? How can it when a permanent chief has not been selected? But in many quarters it is appearing that a selection has already been made.

    So its is likely that Chairman Carlson will stifle any discussion about the selection process in the context of reviewing the police budget because the police budget submitted by the Acting Chief does reflect the priorities of a permanent police chief because in the eyes of Mr. Milanoski– he has already made the decision on who the permanent chief will be–“the strong internal candidate” mentioned in the ad. If this is the case– it is wrong, it is not fair and it is not just.

    People should remember this is an appointment not an anointment. It should be brought out tonight.

  4. Callahan
    April 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    The fix is truly in. The Selectmen need to stand up and stop any appointment no matter who it is.

  5. Karen
    April 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Business as usual in Cohasset! Although I did not think it possible – Mr. Milanoski has now taken the administrative duties of his position to an even lower point than one would have thought humanly possible. If the citizens of this town continue to allow this person to make biased, egocentric, illogical and likely illegal decisions on their behalf – Shame! But on the other hand the only true concerns in Cohasset are 1. Schools 2. Property Values and 3. Schools…No one cared who the Police Chief would be 3 years ago and no one cares now – prove me wrong Cohasset and stand up and do something about this!

  6. Mary A. Parsons
    April 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    So who is the favored person in the Cohasset Police Dept. for the police chief position?

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