Top cop's decision is questioned - Sentinel & Enterprise

Fitchburg Police Chief Robert DeMoura said Friday he has appointed Lt. Peter Bergeron as the department's provisional deputy chief, a new position in the department. Full Story
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glwjr1958

Amesbury, MA

#1 Jul 18, 2009
I think Fitchburg should be happy Chief Demoura promoted from within. I knew Bob Demoura from the Lowell P.D. and he's an excellent officer. He hasn't fallen into the "Lowell Politics As Usual" and brought a Lowell cronie in for the job. Keep up the good work. As for Councilor Kaddy, let the Chief do the job he was hired to do. Just my opinion.
Resident

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Jul 18, 2009
Why is Kaddy complaining? A 34 year veteran of the FPD got appointed. Is Kaddy upset because it wasn't one of his buddies?
resident

Gardner, MA

#3 Jul 18, 2009
If DeMoura promotes Bergeron then the other 6 officers that were demoted should get their rank back. I would also like to know how he is going to do the job of the other Captains if he never did the job. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. It still bothers me that DeMoura has never taken the steps to move here, to me he said what everyone wanted to hear during his interview.
Concerned

Dracut, MA

#5 Jul 18, 2009
The Chief has been here for such a short period of time, and he chooses this guy. Hum... I guess the word around town has been correct,: There is one BS artist at the Station that soars above ALL, and he just made it pay off. I hope the new Deputy doesn't have signing privilidges with the Department Check Book. Maybe if the Chief asked around town about his golden child's personal and "Business" dealings he wouldn't be so quick to make him the face of law enforcement. I used to think new blood in these departments was good for the city, now I think it just makes it easier to brown nose to get what you want before the new blood gets a whif of your rotten baggage. I'm Just Sayin. Maybe Mr Kaddy should tell us all what he REALLY knows about the chief's new best buddy so we can ALL better understand his well justified reservations. Just a thought.
J_in_Ward_1

Concord, MA

#6 Jul 18, 2009
Interesting that someone who moonlights at another job would be chosen for such an important position. I would think this is a salaried position and you would want someone who is available at all times to deal with potential emergencies, not someone who is off showing houses when disaster strikes.

At my company salaried personnel do not hold second jobs and no, it's not because they're all such big earners either.
disgusted

Concord, MA

#7 Jul 18, 2009
How can the chief and mayor make a statement we don't know how much Bergeron's salary will increase,but it will be obsorbed within the department. Why are they demoting people and laying off people if there is enough money to promote someone. Something is wrong here. Maybe Bergeron can sell Demoura'a house in chelmsford and get a house at a deal in fitchburg with all his real estate connections.
show me the money

Ware, MA

#8 Jul 18, 2009
Where is the money for the position? Is the Chief going to take a salary cut to pay for it? They just had layoffs. Wouldn't it make sense to hire back all of the officers first and then make any promotions.
very concerned

Fitchburg, MA

#9 Jul 18, 2009
Demoura is a BUFFOON!
He doesn't have the capability to lead a pack of Cub Scouts, never mind a police dept.
With one or two exceptions, it appears that our esteemed City Council will let this appointment pass.
What a joke this city is.
Hic Hic

Franklin, MA

#10 Jul 18, 2009
I vote for Louney,I'll have another bartender hic hic.And I'll have a young spanish girl to go please.Now try to make me march.
lol

Worcester, MA

#11 Jul 18, 2009
Lt. Bergeron is a better man than the other three Captains. I've worked with all four of them guys LT. Bergeron cares about people the other three just care for themselves.
good move

South Lancaster, MA

#12 Jul 18, 2009
Thank goodness the new chief makes decisions on what he thinks is best and not what the other cops in the department think. Once again the men in the department did not have what it takes to do this job . There is a reason Bozicas did not get the chief and there should always be a reason that he doesnt go any further in this department. Again we need good men to do the job and thank you chief for making these decisions based on what you think is best.
Taxpayer

Gardner, MA

#13 Jul 18, 2009
I do not agree with all of DeMoura's actions, however, I think he made a great choice in choosing Peter Bergeron. I agree with LOL's comments that Mr. Bergeron cares about people and the other three only care for themselves. Like some of the other people that could have been chosen, Mr. Bergeron is NOT vidictive.
Hic Hic

Franklin, MA

#14 Jul 18, 2009
Tascas been a pouting cry baby since Mylott didnt choose him over Cronin,hes been useless ever since.The dept has sufferd because of these two clowns for years,the chief has done what he feels is right and most of us support him now.
resident

Gardner, MA

#15 Jul 18, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
I do not agree with all of DeMoura's actions, however, I think he made a great choice in choosing Peter Bergeron. I agree with LOL's comments that Mr. Bergeron cares about people and the other three only care for themselves. Like some of the other people that could have been chosen, Mr. Bergeron is NOT vidictive.
No Bergeron is not vindictive he is just a pathological liar. Did he ever tell you about the time....
resident

Gardner, MA

#16 Jul 18, 2009
good move wrote:
Thank goodness the new chief makes decisions on what he thinks is best and not what the other cops in the department think. Once again the men in the department did not have what it takes to do this job . There is a reason Bozicas did not get the chief and there should always be a reason that he doesnt go any further in this department. Again we need good men to do the job and thank you chief for making these decisions based on what you think is best.
Ya it is called politics. Kearns and Bozicas have more integrity than Bergeron could ever imagine.
Hic Hic

Franklin, MA

#17 Jul 18, 2009
resident wrote:
<quoted text>
No Bergeron is not vindictive he is just a pathological liar. Did he ever tell you about the time....
I wonder if Louney tells his wife the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.Hic, Hic,hic how bout some rice and beans.
resident

Gardner, MA

#18 Jul 18, 2009
Hic Hic wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder if Louney tells his wife the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.Hic, Hic,hic how bout some rice and beans.
Probably not
Sam

Ashburnham, MA

#19 Jul 18, 2009
lol wrote:
Lt. Bergeron is a better man than the other three Captains. I've worked with all four of them guys LT. Bergeron cares about people the other three just care for themselves.
Your not serious are you? Bergeron is the biggest BS artist there is out there & he's so far up Demoura's behind his penny loafers stick out when Demoura turns around! The Chief's secretary lost her job -- guess why? Because Bergeron didn't get along with her so naturally she had to go.

I love some of the comments from you people. Unless you've worked there or have anything to do with the place you are so far off the truth it's unbelievable.

It's a tragedy what's gone on within this department and alot of good people have lost their jobs & until Demoura wakes up to see what's really going on it will continue.
jtn

Brookline, MA

#20 Jul 18, 2009
lisa's boy
justwondering

Framingham, MA

#21 Jul 18, 2009
This is a shakeup that is long overdue. Good luck Lt. Bergeron.

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