Marshfield: Officials hand down promotions for Police Captain and Lieutenant

Marshfield Selectmen voted Monday night to promote two Marshfield police officers to the ranks of Captain and Lieutenant.

About 60 people including police officers, family and friends, packed the Seth Ventress Hall to celebrate the promotions.

The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to accept the recommendations of the town’s new Police Chief Phil Tavares, to promote Detective Lieutenant Michael McDonough to the rank of Captain, filling Tavares’s former position.

Chief Tavares praised McDonough, who’s been working as the Operational Commander of the Old Colony Police Anti-Crime Task Force.

“He has been commended and received awards on numerous occasions for his exemplary work and has demonstrated his leadership and administrative ability, throughout his career. As a police supervisor for ten years, he has exhibited excellent organizational and communication skills.

I believe that Detective Lieutenant Michael McDonough is the best officer to fill the Captain’s vacancy, left from my promotion. I highly recommend Lieutenant Michael McDonough for this appointment, without reservation”, Tavares said.

Police Chief Tavares also had kind words for Marshfield Police Sergeant Steven Marcolini who was promoted from Sergeant, to Lieutenant.

Tavares said, “Sergeant Marcolini’s dedication to law- enforcement and his willingness to think outside the box has enabled him to distinguish himself amongst his peers, in the law-enforcement profession.  

His performance as a leader in the detective division has been ideal. He has proven to be an asset, to the leadership of the Marshfield Police Department. Tonight, I highly recommend him to be appointed as a Lieutenant”.

The promotions take effect immediately.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.