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Gennetti named police commissioner

Posted by Alix Roy  June 17, 2010 10:04 AM

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IMAG0033.jpgSalvatore “Butch” Gennetti will take over as police commissioner for the City of Malden, following the City Council's unanimous approval of his appointment on Tuesday.

Gennetti will fill the shoes of the late Anthony Spadafora, who died May 22 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 85.

A well-known figure in the Malden Police Department, where he worked for 35 years before retiring in 2009, Gennetti is also familiar with the workings of City Hall, having served as an adviser to Mayor Richard Howard for 16 years.

Gennetti, a 35-year veteran of the police department and a former School Committee member, ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1991. 

“We all know you, you're a fixture in the community,” said Ordinance Committee Chairman Greg Lucey on Tuesday. “It's a good appointment.”

Gennetti told members of the Ordinance Committee that he plans to take a “common sense” approach to the position and address the issue of gangs entering Malden from outside communities. He also plans to explore adding the American flag to the uniform worn by Malden police.
 
“It may seem like a minor thing,” he acknowledged. “But we're one of the few forces that doesn't [have it.]”

Gennetti receives an annual pension of $48,659.40, according to Retirement Board Director Kevin Morrison. In 2008, the Commissioner received a $5,000 stipend, according to city records.

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