January 26, 2021

Seekonk Selectmen Approve Police Chief Contract

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Police Chief Dean Isabella’s contract, which has been approved by the Board of Selectmen, will run through December 2023.

The board voted to appoint Isabella at their November 18 meeting. Chairman Justin Sullivan, Chris Zorra, David Andrade, and Adam Petronio were in favor of the appointment, with David Viera opposed.

The board selected Isabella for the position last June, but an investigation into his background was not completed until recently.

Isabella will be paid $140,000 for the first year of the contract, $142,800 for the second year, and $145,656 for the third year.

Isabella worked for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Rhode Island as assistant director of Child Services, overseeing the Child Protective Services unit that investigates child abuse.

Isabella, who lives in Narragansett, had been a member of the Providence Police Department since 1987 and retired as a captain in 2019.

Isabella will succeed Acting Chief David Enos, who had served on an interim basis following the retirement of Frank John in July 2019. John had been placed on administrative leave in March 2019 after being in the position for six months. At the time, Enos had been appointed to serve as Deputy Chief.

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