The governor has appointed the first woman superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, picking a veteran officer with more than 30 years on the force.
Deputy Superintendent Marian J. McGovern will replace Colonel Mark Delaney, the governor's office announced today.
"Throughout her broad career on the road, as a detective, at the crime lab, and supervising the Division of Standards and Training, she has demonstrated an unparalleled work ethic, exceptional leadership skills, integrity, tenacity, and compassion," Patrick said in an email to State Police personnel.
"As the deputy superintendent she has shown her grasp of the complexity of the department. I am confident that she is ready to lead the State Police forward," the governor said.
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