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Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief to retire

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief, Maryanne D. Perry, will retire in April, according to town documents.

The Portsmouth Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt. Maryanne D. Perry to deputy chief of police. 

Perry, a 20-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department, was appointed in April 2018 as Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief after the retirement of Deputy Chief Brian Peters.

Perry, who grew up in Portsmouth, graduated from Portsmouth High School and later Rhode Island College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications.

Prior to serving as deputy chief, Maryanne served as the department’s accreditation manager, shift commander, and as the administrative lieutenant.

The Portsmouth Town Council will present the following proclamation to Perry at Monday’s Town Council meeting.


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