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DPD Lt. Chaput Promoted To Provisional Deputy Chief

Mar 15, 2017 08:00PM ● By Bill Gilman

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Dracut Police Lt. Stephen Chaput is one of the candidates in the running to be the new chief of police. In the meantime, he picked up a notable promotion.

According to a report in the Lowell Sun, Town Manager Jim Duggan has promoted Chaput to the rank of provisional deputy chief.

In a memo to selectmen, Duggan wrote, ""I have found Lieutenant Chaput to be thorough, respectful and efficient in his duties."

The position will be provisional pending the outcome of upcoming examination by the Civil Service of the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. After which, Duggan will make a permanent appointment, according to the Sun, article.

According to Duggan, several lieutenants interviewed for the position.

Chaput is a 30-year veteran of the Dracut Police Department. He was promoted to sergeant in 1995 and lieutenant in 2005.

Chaput will serve alonside Deputy Chief David Chartrand under interim Chief Neil Ouellette. Both Chartrand and Chaput are among the candidates for the chief of police position.

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