A new Police Chief and Deputy Chief were sworn in Friday, April 29, 2011 at City Hall. Chief David Provencher was sworn in as the New Bedford Police Chief, while David Lizotte took over as the new Deputy Chief of the 250 member department.
The ceremony highlighted Chief Provenchers 32 year career. After being sworn in, he spoke briefly to the crowd of friends and family.
Deputy Chief Lizotte, who in his 28th year, spoke of looking towards the future and explained his eagerness to open his door to members of the department.