Wareham Police Chief Walsh on leave

Mar 30, 2018

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh is currently on leave from his post.

Town Administrator Derek Sullivan confirmed the chief's off-duty status, but explained that he could not say more.

"We don't discuss personnel or personal matters," Sullivan said.

It is unclear when Walsh will return.

Walsh became the town's top cop in January of 2015. A lifelong Wareham resident, he has served on the department for more than three decades. He began his career as a seasonal officer and moved up through the roster, achieving the rank of lieutenant in the summer of 2010. Walsh stepped in as interim police chief in November of 2013, after former chief Richard Stanley announced his retirement.

The Wareham Police Department has two lieutenants, typically considered second-in-command, John Walcek and John Gerard.