October 25, 2020

Rehoboth Police Chief Contract Renewed


The Board of Selectmen have approved a new six year contract with Police Chief James Trombetta. The new contract will take effect on July 1, 2021 and will last until June 30, 2027. Trombetta, 58, has served as Chief for the last five years. He began in 1984 as a dispatcher and later became a reserve officer before joining the department on a full-time basis in 1985.

Trombetta worked his way through the ranks, and was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant in 2002. He served as acting chief for one year following the departure of Dale Wetherell in 2003. According to the terms of Trombetta’s current contract, his salary is $155, 399. That number includes $2000 annually for “longevity pay.”

“Upon retirement, Trombetta shall be appointed as a Reserve Police Officer unless the town can show just cause to deny such appointment.”  The details of the new contract were not disclosed.


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