GOULDSBORO — Come August, the town of Gouldsboro will have a new police chief.
Interim Town Manager Eve Wilkinson said Patrick McNulty will begin his service as the town’s police chief on Aug. 4. He was previously retired.
Wilkinson said McNulty has served 25 years in law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels.
He was a detective sergeant with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department, a supervisor in the Narcotics and Organized Crime Bureau and the inspector of criminal investigations with the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General.
He has also served as a full-time task force agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he was in charge of an investigative task force relating to public and police corruption.
Wilkinson said McNulty was hired during a board meeting on July 8th and has signed a one-year contract with a $65,000 salary.
In June, Gouldsboro residents once again voted down disbanding the police department. Townspeople also voted down giving the option for the select board to contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.