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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Police Chief Lester Baker Names Sean Riley as New Deputy Chief

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For Immediate Release: 01/08/2021

For further information, contact:

Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315

Police Chief Lester Baker Names Sean Riley as New Deputy Chief

Framingham, MA – Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker is pleased to announce that he has named Lieutenant Sean Riley as Deputy Chief of the City's Police Department. Riley joins the ranks of Deputy Chief Ronald Brandolini and Deputy Chief Victor Pereira.

Riley has 27 years of progressive law enforcement experience, including operational, investigative, and community engagement in both officer and supervisor roles.

He joined the Framingham Police Department in 2001 as a Patrol Officer. Riley was promoted to Detective in 2005, Sergeant in 2015, and Lieutenant in 2018. From 2008-2011 and 2017-2019, he served in various roles on the Framingham Police Association, including Vice President and Board Member.

Before coming to Framingham, Riley was a patrol officer with the Town of Winthrop Police Department from 1996-2001 and was a Correction Officer/Deputy Sherriff with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, 1993-1998.

"I am pleased to announce the promotion of Lt. Sean Riley to the position of Deputy Chief," said Chief Baker. "Lt. Riley is committed, to community engagement, 21st Century Policing, and serving all residents of Framingham. I look forward to him joining the command staff and working with all the men and women of the Police Department as we continue to serve this City."

"I want to thank Chief Baker for having the confidence and trust in me to join the Command Staff of the Framingham Police," said Sean Riley. Continuing to serve Framingham residents as a Deputy Chief is an honor that I don't take lightly. I look forward to serving and working collaboratively with everyone who lives, works, and visits the City of Framingham. To the Framingham Police Department's men and women, it has been my greatest privilege to work alongside you throughout my career. I promise to give 110% effort each day to all of you while we collectively move the Police Department forward."

Riley has a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Western New England University and is currently enrolled in a Master's degree program in Public Administration at Framingham State University.

Riley will be sworn in privately on a date to be determined. The City will host a formal, public swearing-in event once COVID-19 subsides.

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