Pembroke: Selectmen poised to name new police chief

Pembroke selectmen are expected to name a new police chief at their meeting Monday night.

Chief Michael Ohrenberger is retiring after 32-years with the department.

His last day on the job is October 26th.

Pembroke uses the Civil Service system to appoint public safety employees, meaning among other things, that candidates are ranked based on how they did on a written exam.

That puts Sgt. Richard Wall at the top of the list, followed by Sgt. Paul Ridley, and Lt. Michael Jenness.

Typically the top-ranked candidate is chosen.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday at Pembroke Town Hall, and WATD will be there.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.