Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
79 South St.
Wrentham, MA 02093
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Wrentham Police Chief Appoints George Labonte as New Deputy Chief
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that Police Chief William McGrath has promoted George Labonte to be the Wrentham Police Department’s new deputy chief.
Chief McGrath announced this week that he will be promoting Labonte from the rank of lieutenant to deputy chief. The promotion is effective on Friday.
Labonte has worked for the Wrentham Police Department since being hired as a patrolman in 2003. He spent his first seven years as a patrolman, field training officer and detective. He was promoted to sergeant in 2010 and then lieutenant in 2012.
Labonte grew up in Wrentham and graduated from King Philip Regional High School in 1998. He lives in town with his wife Katie and their four children.
Labonte has a master’s degree in public administration from Roger Williams University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Salem State University.
Labonte will be sworn in as deputy chief at a ceremony on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Wrentham Public Safety Building in the Community Room. Newly appointed Wrentham Fire Deputy Chief Robert Maduskuie will also be sworn in at the ceremony.
Labonte will assist in the day-to-day operations and business of the police department, supervising personnel in the performance of their duties and maintaining discipline. He will also work toward enhancing the department’s overall mission of providing excellent policing to the town of Wrentham through training, education and new, bold ideas.
“I would like to congratulate Mr. Labonte on his promotion and wish him the best in his new role as one of the leaders of our town’s police department,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “I am sure the swearing in ceremony will be a night he and his family will never forget.”
The position of deputy chief has been vacant since late 2017 when McGrath held the position before being named acting chief. McGrath was appointed as police chief in April.