Wrentham's selectmen are set to tackle the issue of finding a replacement for Police Chief Joseph Collamati, who is retiring on Nov. 17.
One option being considered is naming a provisional replacement. Town Administrator Jack McFeeley said Civil Service regulations require that a provisional position be offered to the next highest-ranking officer in the department, Lieutenant Richard Gillespie. Several selectmen have said they have confidence in Gillespie as a fill-in for Collamati.
The board halted its search for a permanent chief while they waited to hear from state officials about whether they would be able to consider external candidates for the position. The state told town officials that Wrentham would first have to consider internal candidates.
-- Calvin Hennick
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