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Cambridge Police promote new deputy superintendent

Posted by Brock Parker  June 19, 2013 10:27 AM

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Cambridge City Clerk Donna P. Lopez (right) swears in James A. DeFrancesco (left), who was promoted to the rank of deputy superintendent for the Cambridge Police Department last week. Photo courtesy Cambridge Police.

The Cambridge Police Department promoted James A. DeFrancesco to the rank of deputy superintendent of police late last week.

DeFrancesco, a 30-year veteran of the department, was promoted from the rank of lieutenant in a ceremony at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility on Friday, June 14.

Prior to joining the Cambridge Police Department in 1983 he was a member of the MIT Police Department and he has served in numerous functions, according to a press release from the department announcing his promotion.

In what retiring City Manager Robert Healy said would be his last promotion ceremony, he said DeFrancesco has been an invaluable asset to the police department and the city as a whole, according to the press release.

Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas said DeFrancesco has taken on every challenge and assignment that has been given to him and he has the commissioner's "implicit trust."

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