2016-12-08 / Neighbors

Saco confirms new police chief

By Anthony Aloisio
Staff Writer

SACO – The city council has voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Raynald Demers as police chief for Saco. The approval at the Dec. 5 council meeting followed City Administrator Kevin Sutherland’s recommendation of Demers on Nov. 30. “Ray has served the Saco community for more than 30 years, the last six years as our Deputy Chief of Operations,” Sutherland wrote in a press release. “It was clear during the interview process that Ray is dedicated to Saco. He is well respected within the community and has a strong connection to its community leaders – a testimony shown in part by the significant number of letters of support my office received.”

The appointment will be effective on Jan. 1 of next year.

“I will work hard to support (the men and women of the Saco police department) through training and guidance,” Demers told the council in a statement at the meeting, “to ensure that they are prepared for the challenges that society presents, yet maintain a strong sense of community.”

Contact Staff Writer Anthony Aloisio at news@inthecourier.com.

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