THE NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN: Chief Maurice Splaine sworn in
TOWN HOUSE- Maurice Splaine (seen left) was sworn in as Kingston’s newest police chief last night in a ceremony that included the Board of Selectmen (BOS), Splaine’s brothers on the Kingston Police and the chief’s wife.
Splaine, who has been a full-time officer with the Kingston Police for over two decades, was sworn in at the beginning of last night’s selectmen meeting by Town Clerk Mary Lou Murzyn.
Chief Splaine’s wife then pinned her husband with his newest ribbon.
After the ceremony, Splaine received a standing ovation, which was followed by offers of congratulations from members of the BOS.
Before being promoted to chief, Splaine had served as a lieutenant for eight years.
Chief Splaine has gone on record saying he would like local police to be more “proactive” and has stated that he hopes to address a “shorthanded” Kingston Police.
Splaine was selected as Kingston’s next police chief on January 22 after Former Police Chief Joseph Rebello recommended the selectmen pick Splaine among the four candidates who were vying for the job.