Carver: New addition to police department comes with DEA background

Bryan Berriault will be joining the Carver Police Department, bringing a background of knowledge that could help with the drug problem in town.

Berriault is currently a Police Officer on the Wareham Police Department, and has been for 10 years. He also has prior experience on a DEA Task force.

“His experience with the drug investigations will bring a benefit in that he will be driving around on patrol, and what he sees and observes on patrol can be used in future cases involving narcotics,” Chief Marc Duphily said.

The Board of Selectmen approved the appointment of Berriault at their meeting Tuesday night. Berriault was asked why he wants to leave Wareham and come to Carver.

“Carver is going in the right direction and is growing…and I do want to be a part of that,” Berriault said.

Berriault is filling the position Duphily vacated when he was promoted to Chief last year. Duphily said Berriault will be a “great fit” for the department.

“It just gives us one more officer on the road right now, which will help to lower our overtime costs and get us more up to the level that we need to be,” Duphily said,”He brings a lot of talent and knowledge to the scene.”

Duphily acknowledged that they have also began the process of filling the Detective and Resource Officer positions approved at Town Meeting.

About Samantha Tracey

Samantha Tracey graduated from Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism. She has been reporting on local issues in a variety of towns: Bridgewater, Abington, Carver, Weymouth, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax, etc. She says growing up on the South Shore has made it interesting now to be covering news in such familiar places.