Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mason, left; Colonel Kerry Gilpin, center; and, Connecticut State Police Colonel Stavros Mellekas, right.
– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Yet another new head of the Massachusetts State Police named.
For the fifth time in a decade, a new head of the state police has been appointed to what is arguably the worst senior management post in state government, if not the worst state job in Massachusetts period.
On Wednesday Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mason, currently a state police deputy superintendent, will be the next head of the state police.
No word, however, if Mason’s employee package will include a personal legal defense benefit.
Current head of the Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin announced her retirement as head of the embattled Massachusetts State Police just last week, effective tomorrow, after two years on the job and so lasting long enough to basically max out on her pension benefits.
Lieutenant Colonel Mason, currently the second in command at the scandal-plagued Massachusetts State Police, is vowing to undertake various reforms as well as provide more transparency at the agency while it continues to suffer various federal and state investigations.