Town Manager Appoints a Provisional Police Chief to Replace Deveau

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Watertown Police Capt. Raymond DuPuis took part in the Special Olympics event.

Watertown Police Capt. Raymond DuPuis took part in the Special Olympics event.

Watertown Police Department

Watertown Police Capt. Raymond DuPuis, pictured at the Special Olympics, was appointed interim Chief of Police.

With Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau retiring, the Police Department will be led by an provisional Police Chief.

Town Manager Michael Driscoll announced last week that he has appointed Capt. Raymond DuPuis to serve as provisional chief until a new one is appointed. DuPuis will start his new role on July 8.

DuPuis has been in the department since 1983 and was in the same Police Academy class as Deveau.

Currently, DuPuis is one of two captains on the Watertown Police Department and leads the bureau of field operations.He oversees the Patrol and Traffic Divisions as well as the Public Safety Dispatchers.

He worked his way up the ranks, becoming a sergeant in 1987, a lieutenant in 1993 and was appointed captain in 2000.

During his time as a police officer, he also served as a K-9 officer.

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