Wrentham Police Chief James Anderson announced the appointment of William McGrath to the rank of Deputy Police Chief.
The promotion is effective August 9, 2015 with a swearing-in- ceremony scheduled for August 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm at the Wrentham Town Hall.
As deputy chief, McGrath will assist the Chief of Police in the day to day operations and business of the Wrentham Police Department.
The newly created deputy chief position was part of Anderson’s five year business and operations plan supported by the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.
McGrath, along with other members of the police department, participated in a Massachusetts Civil Service Police Exam for the title of Deputy Chief. The process entailed an assessment center in which candidates were challenged with various scenarios that tested real life skills and knowledge of police work with particular focus on administrative functions.
McGrath began working for the police department in 1998 when he was appointed as a full time Patrolman. He rose through the ranks being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2003, Detective Sergeant in 2005 and to his current rank of Detective Lieutenant in 2008. McGrath serves as Operations Commander of the Department which includes supervising all sworn personnel. He is also responsible for Professional Standards and is the Wrentham Police Department Press Information Officer.